BCS PHCSG are hosting a FREE Education Day, on 9th November 2023, followed on 10th by our annual conference, Reframing Digital Primary Care.

Free education day Thursday 9 November 2023

Digital Primary Health Care -IT matters

The primary care recovery plan emphasises the use of digital to support general practice. Our aim is to provide some practical examples of how others have tackled the challenges using digital tools.

You will get a free lunch and amongst other sessions will hear how:

  • A well known practice manages access
  • A GP federation supports population health management for multiple PCNs
  • Learn about the plans for the NHS APP
  • Hear how patient communication is being addressed around multiple practices across the country
  • You will also hear from those shortlisted for the Hildi Franke Award aimed at those early in their informatics career.

Our FREE education day is aimed at those working in and with general practice with an interest in IT and informatics including the digital transformation leads. Network with other practices, meet new people and learn about how others in primary care are tackling IT and informatic challenges.

The BCS PHCSG have been running these free education days for several years. If you are interested in technology and or IT, are a seasoned professional or just interested, come along to meet us. Please register now as tickets are limited.

Don’t forget our prizes: We have two prizes available, one for those at the beginning of their informatics career and another for those more experienced.

Visit our page to apply now. Don’t be shy!

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PHCSG

Thursday 9 November 2022, Start 16:30

The AGM of the BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group (PHCSG) is for members to reflect on the previous year’s activity and BCS members to elect new committee members. Nomination forms will be available imminently for posts up for re- election.

View the minutes of the 2022 AGM, and the 2022 Chair's Report

Conference drinks reception

Thursday 9 November 2023, Start 19:00

Conference starts on Thursday 9 November 2023 at 19:00 with a drinks reception, followed by a formal dinner to allow networking. The Hilde Franke Award and John Perry Prize will be awarded during dinner.

Of course, you are very welcome to simply attend as a day delegate on Friday 10th November. Simply select the correct ticket from the drop down menu.

Dress Code: Black tie optional

All are welcome but booking is essential for catering purposes.

Conference day Friday 10 November 2023

Reframing digital primary care

We are on the cusp of a digital health revolution. AI and algorithms will affect every health care decision we make. If this revolution is to achieve the maximum benefit and cause the minimum harm, we need to reframe Primary Care.

To that end we have two keynotes this year to challenge our thinking:

  1. All the way from Denmark,Professor John Brodersen and Associate Professor Alexandra Jønsson
  2. Professor Jack Dowie, London school of Hygiene and Tropical medicine

If you are interested in technology/informatics and would like to consider how it might impact general practice, PCNs and position general practice well in your ICS, this is the conference for you. Attendees include researchers, academics, practicing and retired GPs, nurses, students, practice managers, digital transformation leads other primary care staff, suppliers to primary care, RCGP and NHS staff including NHS Digital.

Conference is intimate and works under Chatham house rule so that we can have open conversations in a safe environment. We look forward to seeing you in November.

View the full agenda for the conference day

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society.

Join BCS today use BCSHEPHC20 to obtain 20% discount

Refunds and Cancellations

All refunds are at the discretion of the PHC SG Eventbrite fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

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


BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

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

Reframing Digital Primary Care Chester 9th and 10th November
Date and time
Thursday 9 November, 9:20am - Friday 10 November, 4:30pm
The Queen At Chester Hotel
52 City Road
This event is sold out