Open Data Saves Lives Unconference

Talk: Open Source Is The Only Way for Medicine

About Dr Marcus Baw

Chair RCGP Health Informatics Group, Freelance Software Developer, Locum General Practitioner

Hi! I’m Marcus Baw. I’m a locum GP and Emergency Physician in Yorkshire, with a fairly unusual portfolio career in Health IT, health hacking, Open Source and some other stuff. I also founded and ran Leigh Hackspace for several years before we moved to Yorkshire, and I’m a self-taught polyglot developer. I’m the Chair of the RCGP (Royal College of GPs) Health Informatics Group, and have been working for the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) as lead developer and Clinical Safety Officer on their groundbreaking Digital Growth Charts project. I co-founded the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Digital Health Group, and I’m a director of the Public Money Public Code CIC. I tend to get very excited about open source in healthcare


The Open Data Saves Lives Unconference is a collaboration between...

  • ODI Leeds
  • Beautiful Information
  • TPP
  • SCW