Digital Health; Avoiding the icebergs

The 39th PHCSG AGM and conference will take place on October 10/11th at Billesley Manor Hotel, near Stratford. Technology is becoming key to delivering high quality care and it is becoming more and more sophisticated with the advance of AI and machine learning algorithms.

 This conference will look at how we can be sure new digital technologies are safe and some of the pitfalls. Do we give the same scrutiny to digital solutions that we do to drugs and new treatments? With Professor Tony Avery of Nottingham University and Professor Harold Thimbleby of Swansea University amongst our speakers it promises to be a facinating day.


AGENDA Day 2, Friday 11th October 2019


08:30 - Registration and coffee
09:15 - Welcome and opening remarks, Dr John Robinson Chair of PHCSG
09:30 - Digital Health - avoiding the Icebergs, Harold Thimbleby Change Fellow in Digital Health at Swansea University
10:00 - The Essentials of Clinical Safety, Andy Carr clinical Safety Officer NHS Digital
10:15 - Assuring the safety of evolving algorithms, Dr Rob Challen EPSRC centre for predictive modelling in Healthcare, University of Exeter
10:50 - Coffee & Networking
11:20 - Using research to make IT safer, Prof Tony Avery, Professor of Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
12:00 - Update from two previous John Perry Prize winners, Richard Williams and Harry Longman
12:30 - Presentation by John Perry Prize Winner 2019
13:00  - Lunch
14:00 - 'Ealth and 'Appiness, Julie Bretland CEO Our Mobile Health
14:40  - Keeping the patient safe from IT, Martin Severs Retired Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian at NHS Digital
15:20  - Tea
15:40  - Panel "Is this shared record safe doctor?" Dr Nick Booth, Dr Phil Kocza, Prof Martin Severs, and David Allan-Smith
16:30  - Plenary and finish, Dr John Robinson Chair of PHCSG





Healthcare is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and more and more interactions will become digital. What needs to be in place to make this happen and how do we make it work for patients and doctors. Join us in a beautiful 17th century setting and help shape the future for the 21st Century.

Substantially reduced conference fees are available to BCS PHCSG members, if you would like to join the group first there is more information here




Full 24 hour Delegate Package (BCS Member)  = £226.80, including VAT, plus booking fees.
Full 24 hour Delegate Package (BCS Non Member)  = £286.80, including VAT, plus booking fees.
Day Delegate Package (BCS Member)  = £86.40, including VAT, plus booking fees.
Day Delegate Package (BCS Non Member)  = £158.40, including VAT, plus booking fees.
Conference Dinner Only (BCS Member & Non Member)  = £55.20, including VAT, plus booking fees.
Overnight Accommodation Only (BCS Member and Non Member)  = £96.00, including VAT, plus booking fees.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.



This event is organised by the BCS Primary Healthcare Specialist Group, find out more about the group here

Things to note:
- This event may be recorded

- If you wish to share a room with another delegate or non-delegate, please contact our Events Manager:

BCS Primary Healthcare Specialist Group 39th Annual Conference
Date and time
Friday 11 October, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Billesley Manor Hotel
B49 6NF
This event is sold out