Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for integrated health and social care in Scotland - governance, workforce planning and improving delivery of care

Morning, Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Central Edinburgh


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the next steps for developing integrated health and social care in Scotland - looking at governance and stakeholder engagement, workforce planning, and opportunities for delivering improvements in care.

Policymakers and key stakeholders will discuss governance issues facing Integrated Authorities (IAs) including funding, amid warnings that IAs are lacking a long-term financial strategy.

They will also consider next steps for developing external engagement, particularly in ensuring the involvement of health practitioners, service users and the third sector in decision-making processes and delivery of care - as recommended by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee in its report on IAs.

Further sessions assess the challenges for integration in relation to the health and social care workforce, including demographic change and the potential impact of Brexit - as the Scottish Government moves forward to implement its recently published National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan, which lays out a number of recommendations including workforce planning guidance, enhanced career pathways and increased investment in education and training.

The agenda also discusses priorities for improving service delivery including the role of regulation and inspection, commissioning, greater partnership working, and innovative models of care.

Guest of Honour

Dr Anne Hendry

Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care

Guest of Honour

Dr Anne Hendry

Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care


Lewis Macdonald MSP

Convener, Health and Sport Committee

Clare Haughey MSP

Co-Convenor, Cross-Party Group on Health Inequalities, The Scottish Parliament


Erica Reid

Lead Nurse for Community, NHS Borders

Councillor Sarah Duncan

Vice-Chairperson, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership

Karen Hedge

National Director, Scottish Care

Claire Sweeney

Associate Director, Audit Scotland

Karen Reid

Chief Executive, Care Inspectorate

Diana Hekerem

Head of Strategic Commissioning, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Sara Redmond

Programme Manager, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland