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Register Now for the NHSScotland Event 2017

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13th April 2017

Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2017, which is being held on 20 and 21 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow (formerly the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre). The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care’.

The NHSScotland Event is the leading health event in Scotland. In its twelfth year, the Event continues to be the ‘premier meeting place’ for those committed to providing sustainable high quality health and social care services for the people of Scotland. 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’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 Jonny Benjamin MBE who will share his incredible journey through mental health illness, and will explain how a chance encounter with a stranger saved his life after talking him out of jumping off a bridge in central London. His work as a mental health campaigner in the years since have helped to highlight the need for patients’ experiences to be heard and understood within health and social care.

The NHSScotland Event is also delighted to welcome back Professor Eddie Obeng, Business Theorist, Educator, Author and Director of Learning at the Pentacle – The Virtual Business School. Eddie will explore new ways of effective working across physical and organisational boundaries in our fast changing world. Using real life examples, Eddie will explain how to build strong relationships across boundaries and learn to work in new and unfamiliar ways. The world renowned and award winning speaker will be sure to inspire and challenge delegates to think differently and consider how this thinking can be applied in a health and social care setting.

For the final plenary session, Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, will take to the stage to examine our current approach to co-production and shared decision making across the service and how effective this process is in developing sustainable and successful solutions.

Fourteen parallel 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 – following the positive response to the introduction of these sessions last year. Each spotlight session will feature four 15 minute presentations from a wide range of organisations all looking to share their perspective on working differently across boundaries.

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. 

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 and the Mobile Skills Unit.

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