This seminar brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the next steps for developing integrated health and social care in Scotland.
Those attending discussed governance issues facing Integrated Authorities (IAs) as integration progresses, such as leadership and governance. Delegates also considered wider challenges for developing integrated health and social care in Scotland, such as workforce pressures, and the role of the third sector in this process.
Further sessions assessed next steps for regulation and improvement of health and social care, including the importance of communication and technological advancements in enhancing services.
Delegates also looked at delivering change on the ground, with a focus on the financial and workforce pressures for health and social care partnerships, the need for parity of esteem for mental health and a case study of the ‘Buurtzorg’ model of care in NHS Borders. Finally delegates examined best practices for meeting the needs of an aging population and addressing frailty within integrated care.
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