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Register now for the NHSScotland Event 2016

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5th April 2016

Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2016, which is being held on 14 and 15 June at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow. The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Leading Transformational Change for Health and Social Care’.

We have begun that journey already with our 2020 Vision for Health and Social Care and with the foundations for health and social care integration now in place, this year’s Event provides an opportunity to look further ahead, over the next 10 to 15 years, to develop new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of the population and delivering high quality, efficient and appropriately integrated health and social care.

Now in its eleventh year, the NHSScotland Event is firmly positioned in Scotland’s calendar as a key networking and educational event for those who work in and with the NHS in Scotland. Each year, this major Event shines a light on our health and care improvement journey as we strive to provide the best possible healthcare for the people of Scotland.

Four keynote plenary sessions are scheduled to take place over the two days with a range of inspiring speakers including Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund who will discuss delivering better value in the NHS by using examples from high performing healthcare systems around the world.

The NHSScotland Event is also delighted to welcome Dr Rengaraj Venkatesh, Chief Medical Officer from the Aravind Eye Hospital in Pondicherry, South India, who will share the journey undertaken in establishing a successful organisational approach to quality.

For the final Plenary, Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer and Professor Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer will take to the stage to reflect and consider the concept of realistic medicines and how fully involving patients in decisions about their own care can help to improve choices, outcomes and quality of life.

Fourteen parallel sessions are scheduled for each day. These sessions are focused around the priority areas for action as described in the Route Map to the 2020 Vision for Health and Social Care.

For the first time this year, the programme will also feature Spotlight Sessions which will comprise of three 15 minute presentations from a range of NHSScotland and partner organisations and will run concurrently with each of the parallel session blocks on both days.

Announcing another first for this year’s Event, delegates will now have the opportunity to attend Facilitated Poster Viewings as part of the main programme. Previously known as the Poster Walk which took place at the end of Day One, the facilitated poster viewings will run during both days of the Event and will offer more choice for delegates looking to find out more 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. All posters will also be available to view during networking and break times.

In the exhibition hall, over 60 exhibitors will be showcasing their services and products to help inform and support work. There will be a number of feature zones in the exhibition hall, including the NHS Zone, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Healthier Marketing Stands and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) taster sessions.

Visit our website for all the details on this year’s Event. Places for the event go quickly so make sure you register now. Please view the full programme and choose the sessions you would like to attend and which you feel are most relevant to your area of work, before registering.

To register for the event, or for more details, visit the event website at You can also follow us on Twitter @NHSScotlandEvnt #nhsscot16. If you have any questions about the NHSScotland Event email

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