Prizes and Awards

Each year the BCS awards two prizes for contributions in the field of Primary Care computing or informatics.

The Early Career Award (ECA) is for those who are students or in the first five years of their informatics career and the John Perry Prize (JPP) is for those who have already established a career in in Primary Care informatics.

Each carries a financial award (£250 for the ECA, £500 for the JPP) as well as an invitation to the Primary Healthcare Specialist Group annual conference to present your work. The winning applications are also published on the PHCSG website.

Your contribution may be a paper, a piece of software or an innovative approach to using existing software. Anything that has advanced the care of patients by enhancing the use of information technology.

To apply for either award send a submission outlining your work and contribution to the field of informatics to

For previous winners see the links on the right hand side.

If you would like more information on the prizes, or to discuss whether you think your work may be suitable email, one of the committee will be happy to advise.


News and events


The videos from the highly successful Free Educational Day on 12 October 2018 are now available under the Educational Videos tab

Prizes and Awards

The 2018 winner of the John Perry prize was Dr Raza Toosy for Patient Leaf.

The 2018 winner of the Early Career award was Dr Shamil Haroon for his work on "Information standards for recording alcohol use in electronic health records: findings from a national consultation"