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.

Conference Video

Click the link below to watch interviews from past conferences


BCS Health Scotland Conference

2014 Conference is over...next conference is 2015!

This year's conference will take place in Edinburgh's Surgeons' hall on 7th & 8th of October 2015.

2015 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

The AGM for 2014 was held on the 5th Mar 2015.


For more information go to, click here

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

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