Resources from the NHS Scotland Event 2018 now available
23rd July 2018
All resources from the NHS Scotland Event 2018 are now available on the Event website.
The NHS Scotland Event is the leading health event in Scotland. In its thirteenth 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.
2018 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 – and the programme content for this year’s Event reflected this with a number of Plenary, Parallel and Spotlight Sessions focusing on issues affecting young people and examples of good practice in how to address these.
Around 2,000 delegates from NHS Scotland and its partner organisations came together for this year’s Event 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 a number of 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 speakers who reflected on the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, how far we’ve come and the next steps for the future of healthcare in Scotland – reflecting the overall theme of the Event – Delivering Now, Improving for the Future.
Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality also celebrated 10 years of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP). His session demonstrated how the SPSP continues to drive improvements across a number of key areas of healthcare.
Delegates also heard from Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Paul Gray, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive NHS Scotland as they reflected on the achievements of the NHS since its inception, and their ambitions for the future.
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 200 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.