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Digital Health and Social Care Conference

20/02/2018 at 09:00am

The Scottish Government has been consulting on an updated Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-22. The draft of this strategy is going to be expected to be available at the end of the summer with the final document published by the end of the year. Holyrood Connect is delighted that delegates of their 2017 conference helped to shape the development of this key strategy. 

The 2018 conference will consider the upcoming Digital Health and Social Care Scotland Strategy 2017-22 and reflect on how we can make its vision for the future a reality. The event will feature practical examples of digital health and social care delivery from across Scotland and also explore issues fundemental to the delivery of digital healthcare including: leadership, citizen portals and security. 

This event will: 

  • Explore the new Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-22: how can we make its vision for Scotland a reality? 
  • Share examples of digital health and social care delivery from across Scotland and around the world
  • Consider the importance of leadership as digital health and social care continues to evolve
  • Look at some of the challenges facing digital delivery in Scotland including information security

For further information or to book your place at this event, please visit the Holyrood Connect website >

Priorities for Primary Care in Scotland - best practice, integration, and the new GP contract

17/01/2018 at 12:00am

Delegates will discuss how primary care is engaging with Integrated Joint Boards (IJBs) - particularly in relation to influencing primary care funding and decision making processes - and the wider health and social care community, as well as steps that can be taken to develop ways of working which best utilise the skills of all primary care professionals. 

They will also consider next steps for the introduction of the forthcoming GP contract from April 2018, and its potential to reduce workloads and enhance quality of care. 

Further sessions will bring out examples of best practice within primary care, particularly within the context of challenges arising from health inequalities and changing demographics, as well as from competing priorities in urban and rural settings. 

For further information and to book your place, please visit the website.  >

Priorities for the NHS in Scotland: realistic medicine, engaging the workforce and personalised care

23/11/2017 at 09:00am

Priorities for the NHS in Scotland - realistic medicine, engaging the workforce and promoting personalised care

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to consider the implementation of realistic medicine within the NHS in Scotland. 

Sessions will examine key steps needed to support and engage the health and social care workforce in realising realistic medicine, particularly with regard to reducing waste and variation in care, whilst promoting a culture of innovation - as well as issues around skills and resources. 

Delegates will also discuss priorities for improving Scotland's public health through a shift to preventative care and how a move to realistic medicine can build on best practice in international healthcare. 

Further discussion will assess how to address issues around embedding the person-centred approach to care identified within realistic medicine against a background of limited resources, looking at examples of best practice and potential changes to the use of targets and indicators. 

This event is CPD certified. 

For further information and to book your place please visit the Scotland Policy Conference website.  >

Cath Cooney, Director of Development and Improvement, the ALLIANCE will be speaking at this conference around 'Putting personalised care at the heart of health and social care', 11.50-12pm. To see the full programme for the day please download the agenda. 


Digital Health and Social Care Conference

22/11/2017 at 09:00am

The Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care and eHealth Divisions, and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, NHS24 have an exciting programme for this year’s Digital Health and Social Care Conference which takes place on 22 November 2017. The Conference will anchor the Scottish Digital Health and Social Care Week which will involve events and activities happening around Scotland during the week of 20–24 November 2017.

The conference will be introduced by Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport who will be speaking about Scotland's Digital Health & Care Ambitions. This event is a one-day conference for those interested in the best digital health and social care, tools and solutions. Attendees have the opportunity to hear and network with speakers and suppliers working both nationally and internationally.

The exhibition space will be at the heart of the conference and provides a venue for suppliers to meet and build relationships with delegates who are active in developing and mainstreaming digital solutions.


The conference will feature sessions on topics including:        

- Self-management and delivering technology enabled services in homes and communities

- The transformative role of data in digital health and social care

- Lessons learned from scaling up services - including snapshot presentations

- Research collaboration and using technology for diagnosis 


To find out more, book your place & choose your workshops please go to the Health and Social Care Conference booking website >.

To find out more about other events taking place during Digital Health and Social Care Week go to:


For more information, please contact:
Maureen Hart on

Care of Older People in Scotland: 5th Annual Conference

21/11/2017 at 09:00am

This conference on the care of older people in Scotland reflects on how the challenges of delivering excellent care can be met in a context of a growing older population, rising expectations of quality care and pressures created by increased resource demand. 

This year's conference is run in association with Age Scotland and will ask how can ensure consistency and equality in the delivery of care across Scotland. It will discuss the longer term preventative approach to older peoples' health, in parallel with delivering immediate care needs, to ensure that meeting future health and care demand does not become an impossible task. 

The agenda will examine promotion of innovation, adopting and sharing best practice and understanding the new care challenges presented by advances in digital innovation, medical capability and legal rights. 

The three session themes for the day ask what we should be aiming for in care of older people, what best practice is in the delivery of care and what tomorrow's care opportunities are. 

Themes to be addressed will include: 

  • Strategy for delivering care in older people
  • Older people and newer demands  - models for care delivery
  • Integrated care - prevention and positive ageing 
  • Workforce development and innovation
  • Moving from care to empowerment
  • Delivering higher care standards
  • Ageing in the digital 

For further information on this conference visit the Mackay Hannah website >. Please note there is a delegate fee.