The British Computer Society, Health & Care Northern Specialist Group, is a multi-professional group that aims to promote the development and use of Health Informatics within the areas of Northern England 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 organisation’s that deliver health and care related services.


The BCS Health & Care Northern Specialist Group objectives are to promote the theory and practice of using technology within the context of health care.


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

All are welcome at any one of our “Free Seminars” available too both BCS and non BCS members.

Since the groups inception in 1968, we have historically been based in and around Manchester city centre, UK.

The meeting venue is the Pendulum Hotel Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB.

You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @BCSHealthNorth.

Joining the BCS Health & Care Northern 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 & Care Northern Specialist group to your set.
This will place you on our mail list and allow us to identify you as a member.

We welcome everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership.

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.

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