Scotland Policy Conferences

Key issues for health and social care integration: commissioning, workforce and partnership development

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Central Edinburgh


This seminar assesses the impact of the integration of health and social care on service delivery and considers the next steps for overcoming challenges arising from the integration process.

It takes place following publication of the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, supported by £128 million in 2017/18, which outlines steps that will be taken in order to improve the system, particularly in relation to patient experience and population health - and coincides with the development of new National Health and Social Care Standards, with final standards due to be published in Spring 2017.

Delegates will discuss resource allocation across health and social care and funding within different partnership settings - looking at best practice examples from Scotland and abroad - and the impact of integration on the workforce, particularly with regard to interdisciplinary working, planning and extended staff roles and development.

Further planned sessions will examine what more can be done to engage patients, the independent sector and the third sector as well as priorities for digital and information technologies - with focus being placed on improving data sharing and information governance.

Guest of Honour

Alison Taylor

Head of Integration Division, The Scottish Government

Guest of Honour

Alison Taylor

Head of Integration Partnerships, The Scottish Government


Monica Lennon MSP

Shadow Minister for Inequality, Scottish Labour Party

Richard Lyle MSP

Member, Health and Sport Committee, Scottish National Party


Antony Clark

Assistant Director, Audit Scotland

Diana Hekerem

Head of Strategic Commissioning Support, Improvement Hub, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Professor Anne Hendry

Clinical Lead for Integrated Care and Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care

Gordon Paterson

Chief Inspector for Adult Services, Care Inspectorate

Margaret Paterson

Managing Director, Stewartry Care

Peter Knight

Head of Service for Integration Support, Information Services Division, National Services Scotland

Dee Fraser

Deputy Director, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland

Roseann Logan

Community Links Manager, Alliance Scotland

Karen Wilson

Dean, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland

Professor Stewart Mercer

Chair in Primary Care Research, University of Glasgow and Director, Scottish School of Primary Care