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Resources from the NHSScotland Event 2017 now available

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24th July 2017

All resources from the NHSScotland Event 2017 are now available on the Event website.

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.

Nearly 2,000 delegates from NHSScotland and its partner organisations came together last month at the SEC in Glasgow, to share learning and showcase good practice.

The extensive programme featured four Plenaries, 14 Parallel Sessions, four Spotlight Sessions and Facilitated Poster Presentations across both days of the Event. Delegates heard from a number of inspiring speakers who helped to showcase examples of quality improvement and cross boundary working.

The Plenary Sessions featured a range of inspiring speakers including a very personal and moving account from Jonny Benjamin MBE as he shared his journey through years of mental illness and how a chance encounter with a stranger stopped him from taking his own life.  Jonny and Neil Laybourn now work together as mental health campaigners, helping to highlight the need for more work and awareness for mental health issues across the country.  

Delegates also heard from Professor Eddie Obeng, as he explored new methods for overcoming physical and organisational boundaries using real examples from his experience in working with a range of clients. The NHSScotland Event was also delighted to welcome Ben Shippey and Sue Sanders who are specialists in the field of motorsport risk and safety and used examples from their career to highlight the importance of working effectively across a range of disciplines under high pressure situations.

For the final Plenary Session, Professor Jason Leitch took to the stage to explore shared-decision making and co-production and the affect this has on patients.  Pam Duncan-Glancy, also shared her own story of living with a disability and how this has affected her outlook on life and her career as a Disability Equality and Human Rights consultant.

Delegates also heard from Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Christine McLaughlin, Director for Health Finance, Shirley Rogers, Director for Health Workforce and Strategic Change, as well as Paul Gray, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive NHSScotland. 

Alongside the main programme, delegates also had the opportunity to visit over 70 exhibitors who were there to showcase their products and services to help support and inform the work taking place across the service. The main exhibition hall was also home to over 230 posters displaying some of the best examples of quality improvement in each of the poster categories.  

The resources available on the website include filmed footage of all the Plenary Sessions, presentations from the Plenary, Parallel and Spotlight Sessions, Roving Reporter Interviews, ‘What You Said’, as well as all the winning posters. Please take time to look through all the resources and share the learning with colleagues.