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.

How to Join

If you are already a BCS member, you can join the group through your BCS account.

Please download, complete, sign and return the application form (word doc)

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.


BCS Health Scotland Conference

2013 Conference is over...next conference is 2014!

Our conference next year is on 2-3 September 2014 in Glasgow at the Grand Central hotel

2014 Conference details here...


We will have a varied exhibition with a fun social evening, conference dinner. Any potential exhibitors are asked to get in touch via the contact form on the link above.

BCS Health Scotland Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Find out more about the AGM

2014 AGM to be confirmed


Our next event will be on May 26th where Dr Guy Dewsbury will give a lunch time lecture entitled The Future of Technology and Health . This session will be jointly hosted with the eHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group, at Edinburgh University and be available as a live broadcast.

For more information about the event and for instructions on how to join-in online, click here

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