Scotland Policy Conferences

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244.

Next steps for health and social care integration in Scotland

September 2019

Delegates assessed the impact of proposals set out by the Ministerial Strategic Group and the Accounts Commission - in the areas of leadership, long term financial planning, governance, and external engagement - on meeting aims to improve and quicken the integration process.

Those attending looked at governance and accountability issues facing integrated authorities (IAs). It came with calls for the accountability process to be streamlined, greater support for integration of joint board chairs, and a greater understanding of where the responsibility for decisions lie. They also considered the long term financial strategies for IAs following a series of practical recommendations from the Ministerial Strategic Group.

There was further discussion on the challenges faced by regulators. This included improving standards, outcome goals, and using data to drive change.

Further sessions assessed the 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates