Scotland Policy Conferences

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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Next steps for the health and social care workforce in Scotland

TO BE PUBLISHED September 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This seminar examines key issues for the health and social care workforce in Scotland.

Delegates will look at strategic priorities for workforce recovery and how staff shortages are being addressed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic - including the role of the National Centre for Workforce Supply.

It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the way forward in the context of the Health and Social Care: National Workforce Strategy, which sets out Scottish Government ambitions to develop a sustainable and skilled workforce.

Areas for discussion include:

  • recruitment - addressing key areas of staff shortage - development of campaigns to attract people to join the health and social care workforce - priorities for the Centre for Workforce Supply
  • retention - strategies for improvement - pay - workforce diversity - support for the emotional and physical wellbeing of staff following the pandemic
  • career pathways - tackling barriers - upskilling - continuing professional development - opportunities for progression into leadership roles
  • unpaid carers - support - raising awareness and regard for their work
  • resources -  assessing the funding needed to achieve aims for the health and social care workforce - whether the Government’s spending plans are sufficient - further options for support

We are pleased to be able to include keynote addresses from Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government (pre-recorded contribution); and Colin Poolman, Director, Royal College of Nursing 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