Welcome to our group!

Welcome to the Primary Health Care Specialist Group (PHCSG). We welcome anyone interested in primary healthcare informatics, including clinicians, managers, academics and suppliers.

Our focus is the development and dissemination of best practice in primary care informatics and seeks to influence policy makers to ensure the effective application of informatics for the benefit of patients.

Membership give you access to and influence across the group’s well-developed networks. If you are interested in becoming a professional health informatician, you can apply for registration with FED-IP through the BCS. We are here to support our members with that process.

Dr John Robinson FRCGP FFCI FBCS, Chair

Upcoming events

In normal times we run an annual conference, with discounted rates for members and an education day put on free, aimed more at those working in Primary Care, to try to improve
the knowledge and use of digital tools. These have had to be cancelled for October 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are currently working on putting on some webinars for members. These will include a virtual CLICSIG-special interest meeting, where more time is dedicated to a specific topic with the view to writing a report of the deliberations.


Past events

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About us

Founded in 1980 the PHCSG brings together all the disciplines involved in primary care informatics and provides a two-way link between cutting-edge development and grass-roots practice. The membership includes clinicians, managers, academics and suppliers, who help the group maintain links with health informatics bodies in Europe, North America and Australasia.

The group’s main focus is the development and dissemination of best practice in primary care informatics and seeks to influence policy makers to ensure the effective application of informatics for the benefit of patients. The group keenly supports the professionalism agenda and sees its role as both encouraging people to register with Fed-IP or the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and representing all those with an interest in primary care.

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