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Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

April 23, 2018 by No Comments | Category Children & Young People, Communities, Conference, health & social care, NHS Scotland, Occupational Therapy, public bodies

Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2018, which is being held on 18 and 19 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Delivering Now. Improving for the Future’.

Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland to come together to consider the challenges, to share best practice and the most innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care, and to take away tools and techniques that will support them in their various roles.

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the NHS providing us with an opportunity to celebrate what this has meant for people in Scotland, recognise and thank staff for their outstanding contribution, and confirm our continuing commitment to the founding principles of the NHS for the future.

2018 also marks Scotland’s Year of Young People. The Event theme recognises that young people today will be the beneficiaries of the care we are planning and delivering now and into the future. As we look forward to the next 70 years, our responsibility to generations to come is to develop and deliver new models of care and to work in different ways that allow us to secure the future of health and social care services in Scotland – while delivering the excellent care people expect and deserve now and in the years ahead.

This year’s Event will feature something for everyone.

Four plenary sessions are scheduled to take place over the two days with a range of inspiring speakers including some of the remarkable NHS staff who have made a contribution to Scotland’s health service during the past 70 years. Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport will also take to the stage to celebrate some of the key achievements of the NHS since its inception and will highlight some lived examples of how services have improved for the people of Scotland.

This year’s Event will also provide an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Social Work in Scotland and 10 years of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

The NHSScotland Event is also delighted to welcome Rose Fitzpatrick, Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland who will be leading the final session which will include speakers from the Violence Reduction Unit and will focus on the impact that Adverse Childhood Events can have and how these can be addressed.

Fourteen parallel sessions are scheduled for Day One and will be repeated on Day Two. The sessions have been designed around the theme of the Event and will draw on the very real examples of excellent practice across NHSScotland and its partners.

Delegates will also have the option to select to attend spotlight sessions. Each spotlight session will feature a number of 15 minute presentations from a wide range of organisations all looking to share their perspective on working differently across boundaries.

I’m pleased to report that this includes a Spotlight Session on improving the provision of children’s equipment from EquipU; a partnership based community equipment store. In this session delegates will hear about the positive impact on response times, recycling, and reduced wait for equipment which makes a significant difference to the quality of care provided to children & their carers, as well as achieving financial savings for health and social care service providers.

This year’s Facilitated Poster Presentations will once again take place during both days of the Event and will offer more choice for delegates looking to find out about specific poster categories and meet with poster authors.

Over 200 posters will be on display throughout the Event representing the very best examples of quality improvement in each of the poster categories – person-centred, safe, effective, infrastructure, health of the population, value and sustainability and integrated care.

This year’s exhibition will add real value to your time at the Event. Over 70 exhibitors are expected to showcase their services and products to help inform and support your work. There will be a number of features in the exhibition hall, including the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, a chance to walk a Mile in the Shoes of colleagues across the service, and an opportunity for delegates to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in Scotland.

Places go quickly so make sure you register now. When registering, please view the full programme which includes descriptors for the parallel and spotlight sessions – these will help you to choose the sessions you feel are most relevant to your area of work.

If you have any questions about the NHSScotland Event email

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