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Priorities for health policy in Scotland

September 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


When it happened…


Wednesday, 8 September 2021


What delegates came to discuss…


This conference will bring out key issues for the Scottish healthcare sector in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and publication of the NHS Recovery Plan, which commits more than £1bn to the recovery of Scotland’s health service.


It will be an opportunity to discuss the National Review of Eating Disorder Services and the anticipated publication of the Women’s Health Plan, as well as the forthcoming Digital Health and Care Strategy and Data Strategy for Health and Social Care.


Delegates will also consider the implications of the NHS in Scotland 2020 report from Audit Scotland, which looks at Scotland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and makes recommendations on NHS remobilisation, as well as on finances and performance.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive, NHS Scotland, and Director General, Health and Social Care, The Scottish Government; Dr Andrew Fraser, Senior Advisor, Public Health Scotland; and Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland.


Sessions in the agenda focus on:


  • healthcare service delivery - state-of-play, challenges and future opportunities
  • the vision for the future for the health service in Scotland
  • moving forward from COVID-19 - backlogs, key services, patient safety and engagement, and use of innovative technologies in the delivery of care
  • priorities for public health - learning from the experience of the pandemic
  • supporting the healthcare workforce - Fair Work principles, recruitment and retention, long-term planning, and staff health and wellbeing

Who attended…


Officials from The Scottish Government and the Department of Health and Social Care.


Representatives from Atos IT Services UK; Audit Scotland; Boehringer Ingelheim; British Association for Music Therapy; Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland; Cross Party Group: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions; Edinburgh Integration Joint Board; Falkirk Older People's Network; Horizon Housing Association; Lothian University Hospitals; MSD; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; NHS Tayside; NMAHP Research Unit; Pfizer; Playlist for Life; Roche; Rocket Science (UK); Sanofi; Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance; Scottish Association for Mental Health; Takeda UK; Teva UK; The State Hospital; Tunstall Healthcare (UK); University of Aberdeen and University of the West of Scotland.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles