Welcome to BCS Health Scotland

British Computer Society Health Scotland is a multi-professional group that aims to promote the development and use of Health Informatics in Scotland to support effective, evidence based, efficient health and social care in areas of research, education, practice, and management decision making. This is intended to benefit the health of individuals, communities, and populations that receive health and social care services and the staff and organisations that deliver health and related services.


The BCS Health Scotland objectives are to:

  • Represent Scotland's Health Informatics Community (SHIC) on national and international groups to promote and influence health informatics.
  • Act as a consultation mechanism for relevant national and international projects and standards on health informatics.
  • Share good practice across SHIC and emanating from SHIC to the wider health community, other agencies and organisations.
  • Establish links with research, academic, educational, government, industry, charities, patient and community groups.
  • Initiate health informatics projects with appropriate partners.
  • Provide a Scottish health informatics perspective within Scottish and UK government initiatives.
  • Support SHIC to promote health informatics at national and international conferences.


These aims and objectives will be achieved by informing, involving, consulting and supporting the SHIC and appropriate research, academic, educational, government, industry, charities, patient and community groups.

Joining the BCS Health Scotland Specialist group

If you are already a BCS member, simply log in to the member secure area and select 'My Networks' then 'Specialist Groups' to add the Health Scotland group to your set. This will place you on our mail list and allow us to identify you as a member.

Subscribe to our mailing list

If you are not a current member of the BCS, but would still like to hear about future conferences and activities we are organising, you can subscribe to our mailing list by sending a blank email to hiscotlandnmem-join@lists.bcs.org.uk

To unsubscribe, send a blank email to hiscotlandnmem-leave@lists.bcs.org.uk

Please note: By joining the mailing list you are not joining the branch itself, as membership is only open to current BCS members.

About BCS

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.

We serve over 70,000 members including practitioners, businesses, academics and students, in the UK and internationally.

Conference Video

Click the link below to watch interviews from past conferences


BCS Health Informatics Conference Scotland 2017

The Health Informatics conference will take place in Edinburgh for 2017. More information to follow.

Registration for 2017 is now open!.

Find out more about the 2017 conference and keep up to date.

BCS Health Informatics Conference Scotland 2015

Browse the presentations and listen to the audio from the 2015 conference.

BCS Health Scotland Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Find out more about the AGM

The AGM for 2016 was held on the 8th Nov 2016.


For more information or to register for an event go to, click here

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Levy sharon.levy@ed.ac.uk

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