BCS Voices: Healthcare
Wednesday 5th July 2017, 6:30 pm.
Facilitator: Dr Grant Forrest, Associate Specialist Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for eHealth, NHS Fife
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
This event is free of charge and open to all, but please book via Eventbrite
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
This meeting is supported by NCR.
How can technology enable better health and social care ? What are the
difficulties, challenges and differences between Scotland and the rest
of the UK.
This event will be run as a BCS Voices discussion. See the current conversations here: https://voices.bcs.org/conversations/health-care/
About the speaker
Grant graduated from Aberdeen in 1989 and trained as an anaesthetist
in South East Scotland until 1998, when he took a career break to do
an MSc in Information Technology at Heriot Watt University in
After a brief dalliance with the private sector, he returned to the
NHS in late 2000. Grant remains very much at the NHS coalface,
specialising in Anaesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). At a
national level, until recently he chaired the NHS Scotland SCI Gateway
User Group (SCI Gateway is the national clinical messaging system in
NHS Scotland) and represents his Fife medical colleagues on the NHS
Scotland Clinical Change and Leadership group (CCLG) .
He is also the current chair of the UK Society for Computing and
Technology in Anaesthesia (SCATA) and recently organised a joint
meeting with BCS Health Scotland in Glasgow, with a theme of
Technology in Peri-Operative Medicine. He is currently doing a
part-time MPhil at Strathclyde University on Digital Peri-Operative
Describing himself as an enthusiastic (rather than 'expert') medical
software developer, he is a keen supporter of open source and open
standards in Healthcare and a regular attender at NHS Hackdays. He has
been a member of the BCS Edinburgh branch for just over a year.