“Medical informatics can and should serve to strengthen the traditional values of family practice, and has a key role to play in improving the quality of primary healthcare provision.”

That’s the core belief of the Clinical Computing Special Interest Group (CLICSIG) of the BCS PHCSG - a group of GPs, practice nurses, practice managers, computer professionals and others involved in or with primary care, who meet several times a year, at their own expense, to discuss and research the application of IT to the care process.

CLICSIG meetings are only for PHCSG members, with the occasional invited guest, and are run under the Chatham House rule. The usual format is:

  • meet on Friday evening from 18:00 onwards
  • dine at about 20:00
  • get into the agenda proper on Saturday at 09:00, finishing at 16:00 in the afternoon

Saturday-only attendees are welcome. Although in the current pandemic we have moved online.

Any member can suggest ideas for a special interest meeting whether the topic is clinical or more widely health informatic related. Where possible the outcome of the meeting is published and will be accessible on this page.