The BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group invites you to a FREE Education Day 'Improving Quality for staff and patients' at Billesley Manor Hotel, near Stratford.


This day is designed for everyone working in primary care, whatever their knowledge of medical IT, who would like to get more out of their IT. The landscape of Primary Care is changing with the arrival of Primary Care Networks(PCNs), more working at scale and the increasing reliance on digital solutions.

Data Quality underpins the success of everything digital and we will look at how to keep trash out of your system and how to make a record that will work for all purposes. We’re especially pleased to welcome Martin Bell of the Martin Bell Partnership, previously deputy managing director of EMIS, to speak about Social Prescribing.



09:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr John Robinson Chair of PHCSG
09:30 Population Health Management, Optum Health Solutions
10:10 Working with Networks, Dr Neill Paul, GP Partner at Sandbach GPs in Sandbach Cheshire and Director of Howbeck Healthcare Limited
10:50 Coffee
11:20 GIGO: Keeping the trash out of your system, Dr Geoff Schrecker, Vice Chair PHCSG and Dr Dustyn Saint, Primary Care IT
12:00 Social Prescribing, Martin Bell, Independent Consultant - Healthcare IT and Business - The Martin Bell Partnership
12:40 Lunch and early career presentations
13:30 What LHCREs will mean for practices, Maggie Lay CNIO: Digital Transformation, NHS SCWCSU 
14:10 Primis Enterprise working, Jennie Johnson Business Implementation Lead PRIMIS
14:40 Making a record that works (coding and structuring the record to make data into information),  Ian McNicoll, Director, freshEHR Clinical Informatics Ltd. 
15:30 Closing remarks, Dr Geoff Schrecker Vice Chair PHCSG.

Link to full programme here



This day is designed for everyone working in Primary Care, whatever their knowledge of medical IT, who would like to get more out of their IT. At the end of the day the attendee should understand the importance of keeping good electronic records and the risks of not doing and how primary care data will be used in the changing world of primary care, where sharing of data becomes the norm.  They should also gain knowledge about the use of IT in Social Prescribing.  

CPD Certificates will be available.


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 Health Care Specialist Group, find out more about the group at:

Primary Health Care Specialist Group - Free Education Day
Date and time
Thursday 10 October, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Billesley Manor Hotel
B49 6NF
This event is sold out