Thursday 9 November – Friday 10 November 2023
The Queen at Chester 52 City Rd, Chester CH1 3AH

Free education day

"Digital Primary health Care, IT matters"

Thursday 9 November 2023

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 across 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 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!

Time Topic Speaker
09:20 Welcome and opening remarks  
09:30 Access and prospective patient access | Video Dr Amir Hannan MBE, Haughton Thornley Medical Centre
10:10 NHS App roadmap Mia Michla, Delivery Lead NHS App, Transformation Directorate, NHS E
10:50 Coffee / tea break  
11:20 10 Learnings from Total Triage Implementation Dr Satya Raghuvanshi, VP Clinical, AccuRx
12:00 Florence shaping behaviour using SMS | Video John Griffiths, Generated Health
12:30 Lunch and networking  
13:30 Hildi Franke Award x 2 Announced on the day
14:10 Patient pathway between primary and secondary care | Video Dr William Lumb, Chief Clinical Information Officer University Hospitals Morecambe Bay and Senior Partner Sedbergh Medical Practice
14:50 PCN reporting and population health | Video Conor Price, Chief Information Officer for Herefordshire General Practice & Managing Director for Primary Care Analytics.
15:30 Closing remarks  

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 9 November 2023, 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.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Apologies for Absence
  • Minutes of 42nd AGM held on Thursday 10th October 2022
  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • Chair’s report
  • Treasurer report
  • Elections to Committee
  • AOB

View the 2023 Treasurer and Chair reports

Conference dinner and drinks reception

Thursday 9 November 2023, 19:30

The main 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

42nd Annual Conference

"Reframing digital primary care"

Friday 10 November 2023

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, Drs John Brodersen and Alexandra Jensson
  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.

Time Topic Speaker
08:30 Registration and coffee  
09:20 Welcome and opening remarks  
09:30 Soon we will all be patients. Overdiagnosis in medical and social sciences perspectives Professor John Brandt Brodersen and Associate Professor Alexandra Jønsson (Keynote speakers)
10:20 How NICE guidelines will be implemented in EPR Shaun Rowark, Associate Director for Data Access and Analysis at NICE
11:00 Coffee / tea break  
11:30 Values-based practice: the less-travelled path that would make all the difference Professor Jack Dowie (Keynote speaker)
12:20 Learning health systems Polly Shepperdson, FDB
13:00 Lunch and networking  
14:00 John Perry Prize Winner To be announced on 9th November
14:40 Anti-microbial resistance: Informing or telling primary care clinicians what to do? Knowledge Support System to provide information during consultation Prof. Tjeerd van Staa, University of Manchester
15:20 Tea  
15:40 RCPCH Digital Growth Charts API Dr Marcus Baw, Clinical Informatician, Software Developer and GP
16:30 Closing remarks