Thursday 10 November - Friday 11 November 2022
The Hotel St George, Harrogate, 1 Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SY

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Free education day

"Improving primary care digital health"

Thursday 10 November 2022

Digital health is one of the NHS priorities and the BCS PHCSG (British Computer Society Primary Health Care Specialist Group) want to help. Come along to our FREE Education Day to network with other practices, meet new people and learn about how others in primary care are tackling IT or informatics issues.

You will get a free lunch in a fabulous setting and:

  • hear how one group uses practice data to examine flow through the practice
  • discuss patient record access and cybersecurity with colleagues from NHS England and Digital
  • consider the importance of data quality to your practice

The BCS PHCSG have been running these free education days aimed at those in general practice and/or support general practice to discuss the digital issues of the day 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!

Time Topic Speaker
09:20 Welcome and opening remarks  
09:30 Mapping patient flow to reduce practice demand while improving patient experience Dr Jay Verma, Data Care Solutions
10:10 Accelerated access to GP records - things to be aware of Dr Phil Koczan, Clinical Lead, Digital Primary Care, NHS England
10:50 Coffee / tea break  
11:20 Cybersecurity - What practices need to know and where to find support Mark Logsdon, Chief information Security Officer, NHS Digital
12:00 HOW 2 Training videos for practices Alison Yates, Howbeck Healthcare
12:20 National user group Karen Johnson, Senior Programme Manager, NHSX
12:30 Lunch and networking  
13:30 Early Career Presentations x2 (TBC) Shortlisted applicants x 2 (TBC)
14:10 Importance of data quality in cohorting Dr Dai Evans, PRIMIS
14:50 Data from wearables and patient entered data Dr Colin Brown
15:30 Closing remarks  


Annual General Meeting

Thursday 10 November 2022, 16:30

The AGM of the BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group (PHCSG) is for members only to elect our new committee. You can nominate yourself for any of the elected positions using the form, which will be available soon.

View the minutes of the 2021 AGM, and the 2021 Chair's Report

Conference dinner and drinks reception

Thursday 10 November 2022, 19:30

The main Conference starts on Thursday 10 November at 19:30 with a drinks reception, followed by a formal dinner to allow networking. The Early Career and John Perry Prizes will be awarded during dinner.

Of course, you are very welcome to simply attend as a day delegate on Friday 11 November. Simply select the correct ticket from the drop down menu.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS CLOSE AT 17:00 ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.

41st Annual Conference

"Bridging the gap between knowledge and better care"

Friday 11 November 2022

Many innovations struggle to gain traction in general practice. As we hear about AI, prediction models, we’d like to consider the barriers to getting them out into practice supporting those at the front line.

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, 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.

The conference will start at 09:30 on Friday 11 November. We are delighted to present two keynotes this year, Professor Niels Peek from University of Manchester and Professor Jack Dowie from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS CLOSE AT 17:00 ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.

Time Topic Speaker
08:30 Registration and coffee  
09:30 Welcome and opening remarks  
09:40 Precision medicine and prediction models Prof. Niels Peek, University of Manchester
10:20 Making health technology clinically safe Dr Neill Jones, Senior Clinical Advisor, NHS Digital
11:00 Coffee / tea break  
11:30 Artificial Intelligence, Clinical Intelligence and Multi-criteria Decision Support Professor Jack Dowie, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
12:15 PATCHS: Deep learning to automate triage in online consultations Dr Ben Brown, Senior Academic GP, University of Manchester
13:00 Lunch and networking  
14:00 John Perry Prize Winner TBA at the Education Day on 10 November 2022
14:40 Interoperability - the practical challenges Ewan Davis, Director, Woodcote Consulting
15:20 Tea  
15:40 Extracting data for research purposes Panel discussion: Dr Peter Short, Dr David Stables, and Dr Dai Evans.
16:30 Closing remarks