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The conference will be held on 8th October 2021 at Billesley Manor Hotel.

AGM and Awards Dinner

The Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on 7th October, the evening before the conference, extra Award Dinner tickets and overnight stays can be bought using the ticket link on the right.

This prestigious black tie event is not to be missed, with the presentation of the John Perry Prize for innovation in health informatics.

Annual Conference 2021

The PHCSG Annual Conference 2021 will be held on 8th October 2021 at Billesley Manor Hotel.

To quote William Gibson “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed”. Building on this, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Doing IT better’ focussing on how we use our knowledge and experience to make the future of IT and digital better. With sessions ranging from how we get evidence into practice, to interoperability and utilising big data, this day has something for everyone working in primary care health informatics.

This year we are honoured to host David Stables, CEO, Endeavour Health, reflecting on his life in Clinical Informatics. Come and join us and enjoy an IT packed programme with plenty of time for networking and socialising in delightful surroundings.


08:30 - Registration and Coffee

09:00 - Welcome and opening remarks, John Robinson, Chair of PHCSG

09:05 - The assurance of software solutions to support safe and effective clinical care, Tim Ballard, National Clinical Advisor (Primary Medical Services), Care Quality Commission (CQC)

09:45 - Clinical APIs and Open Source - the dawn of a new role for Royal Colleges? Marcus Baw, Chair of RCGP Health Informatics Group

10:15 - How can computable biomedical knowledge support learning health systems? Philip Scott, Chair of BCS Health Executive, Reader in Health Informatics, University of Portsmouth

10:50 - Coffee

11:20 - John Perry Prize Winner

11:50 - Harnessing audit and feedback for population health care, Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care, University of Leeds

12:25 - Interoperability - A bridge too far? Ian McNicoll, CCIO, inidus limited, CEO, freshEHR and Director, openEHR International

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Panel Discussion: Information Sharing post COPI - should we go back?

  • Open Data Saves Lives
  • Phil Booth, medConfidential
  • Arjun Dhillon, NHS Digital
  • Chris Carrigan, UseMyData

15:00 - Big Data - Bringing it all together for better care, Julian Brown, National Patient Safety Programs, Healthcare Automation & Artificial Intelligence

15:30 - Tea

15:50 - David Stables - a life in Clinical Informatics, David Stables, CEO, Endeavour, Co-founder, EMIS

16:30 - Closing remarks

If you have any further queries, please contact the Events Manager, roz.foad@bcs.org

This event is brought to you by: BCS Primary Health Care specialist group

PHCSG Annual Conference 2021 “Doing IT better” Celebrating our 40th Year
Date and time
Friday 8 October, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Billesley Manor Hotel
B49 6NF
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