Welcome to our group!

Welcome to the Primary Health Care specialist group. 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next event.

John Robinson, Chair

The 39th PHCSG Annual Conference and Education Day

Pre-Conference FREE Education Day
10th October 2019, 8.30am - 3.30pm
Our free Education day is designed for everyone working in primary care, whatever their knowledge, who would like to get more out of their IT. The landscape of Primary Care is changing with the arrival of Primary Care Networks(PCNs), more working at scale and the increasing reliance on digital solutions.

Conference and AGM
10th and 11th October 2019
Technology is becoming key to delivering high quality care and it is becoming more and more sophisticated with the advance of AI and machine learning algorithms. This conference will look at how we can be sure new digital technologies are safe and some of the pitfalls. Do we give the same scrutiny to digital solutions that we do to drugs and new treatments? With Professor Tony Avery of Nottingham University and Professor Harold Thimbleby of Swansea University amongst our speakers it promises to be a fascinating day.

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About us

Founded in 1981 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.