Key Points
  • You will learn about achieving the tripartite ambition of Recovery, Growth and Transformation
  • You'll hear about the frontline Health and Adult Social Care spending investment plan
  • We will discuss the five-year NHS workforce recruitment strategy
  • You will hear about other recruitment ambitions: like the new Centre for Workforce Supply, the focus on social care recruitment, and boosting undergraduates and GP numbers
  • You'll benefit from expert advice on job satisfaction, sustainability and retention, through the Fair Work Standards
  • We will look at steps for a healthier workplace and effective wellbeing interventions
  • You will understand how to ensure health and safety through work-based training
  • We will discuss, in detail, strategies for improving diversity and inclusion
  • You will take away practical insights into how to organise your workforce and improve services through integration and joined up working across health and social care, and through new communication pathways and networks across the sectors.
  • We will look at public perception: how can you transform a staffing crisis into an opportunity, building a positive public image of what it's like to work in health and social care.
  • You will hear about effective and engaging continual professional development (CPD)
  • You will learn about the Government's plans to publish, for the first time, projections of required workforce growth this Autumn.


Overview
In March, against the backdrop of two years of unprecedented, pandemic challenge, the Scottish Government set out its first National Strategy for Health and Social Care in Scotland. This new framework, co-produced with COSLA, aims to support the creation of a sustainable, skilled workforce over the next decade.

Join Holyrood Insight’s timely Conference as key experts and practitioners examine the new aims and investment, based on principles of Fair Work. We will look at the five key themes in the new framework: planning, recruitment, training, employment, and nurturing staff.

We will explore strategies for supporting workplace wellbeing and psychological safety, moving away from the blame culture toward cultures of collaborative working.

You will gain practical advice, on diversity and inclusion targets, ensuring the life experiences of your workforce match those of the population they treat. We will discuss solutions to improve gender and ethnicity representation across senior positions; and share insights on supporting and attracting disabled people into your workplace.

Who should Attend:

This half-day, digital conference is suitable for professionals working across the health and social care sectors in Scotland, including those in the following roles:

  • Organisational development
  • Workforce modernisation
  • HR professionals
  • Line managers
  • Wellbeing leads
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion officers
  • Transformation

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Jenni Mack, Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity
    • Karen Wilson, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of NMAHP, NHS Education for Scotland
    • Karen Hedge, Deputy CEO, Scottish Care
    • Sara Redmond, Chief Officer of Development, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
    • Amanda Langsley, Associate Director OD & Learning, Board Wellbeing Champion, NHS Lothian
    • Caroline Dean, Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care
    • Caroline McDowall, Staff Wellbeing Specialist Lead and Speak Up Ambassador, NHS Lothian
    • Jenni Mack, Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity


  • Agenda
    Start

    09:00 - 09:05
    Chairs Opening Remarks

     

    09:05 - 09:30
    Keynote Address: the Tripartite Ambition of Recovery, Growth and Transformation

     
    • Exploring the vision for the future of the health and social care workforce 
    • Reviewing progress against the Health and Social Care: National Workforce Strategy 
    • Next steps toward recruiting and sustaining a skilled workforce  
     9:20 – 9:30 Questions and Discussion  

    09:30 - 10:00
    What’s Next for Health and Social Care Integration?

     
    • Reviewing progress of health and social care integration since 2016
    • How does the National Care Service impact integration?
    • Improving outcomes through integrated services
    • How can we better involve the community in decisions about health and social care? 
    • Improving how the public view and interact with services to enhance outcomes  
    9:50 – 10:00 Questions and Discussion 

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    Karen Hedge Deputy CEO, Scottish Care

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    Sara Redmond Chief Officer of Development, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

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    10:00 - 10:30
    Panel Discussion: Recruiting the Next Generation of the Health Social Care Workforce

     
    • Creating a new public image of health and social care
    • Changing the narrative from crises messaging toward narratives of opportunity
    • Producing new talent pipelines
    • Improving the accessibility and attractiveness of a career in health and social care  
    10:20 – 10:30 Questions and Discussion 

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    Jenni Mack Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity

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    Caroline Dean Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care

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    10:30 - 10:40
    Break

     

    10:40 - 11:10
    Joint Session: Improving Retention - Job Satisfaction and Workforce Sustainability

     
    • Meeting and exceeding Fair Work Standards
    • Exploring ways of reducing workloads through workforce planning
    • Incorporating models of flexible working to improve work/life balance
    • Moving away from target-oriented aims toward job satisfaction goals  
    11:00 – 11:10 Questions and Discussion 

    11:10 - 11:40
    Ensuring Psychological Safety and Wellbeing in the Workplace

     
    • What makes an effective workplace wellbeing intervention?
    • Increasing psychological safety of staff through models of collaborative working
    • Addressing the blame culture
    • Providing adequate spaces and time for breaks
    11:30 – 11:40 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    Amanda Langsley Associate Director OD & Learning, Board Wellbeing Champion, NHS Lothian

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    Caroline Dean Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care

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    Jess Alexander Head of Workforce & Wellbeing Champion, Scottish Social Services Council

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    11:40 - 12:00
    Networking Break

     

    12:00 - 12:30
    Enhancing Potential and Increasing Workforce Skills through Work-Based Training

     
    • Providing effective Continual Training and Development (CPD) 
    • Creating a digitally skilled workforce
    • Training staff in providing trauma informed care
    • Improving the effectiveness of regular trainings to improve health and safety  
    12:20 – 12:30 Questions and Discussion 

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    Karen Wilson Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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    Kevin Kelman Director, NHS Scotland Academy

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    12:30 - 13:00
    Improving Diversity and Inclusion Across the Health and Social Care Workforce

     
    • Improving patterns of gendered and ethnic disparities in workforce distribution  
    • Increasing the accessibility and up-take of routes into senior leadership for BME communities  
    • Supporting people with disabilities in the workplace to increase disability inclusion  
     12:50 – 13:00 Questions and Discussion  

    13:00 - 13:10
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Jess Alexander Head of Workforce & Wellbeing Champion, Scottish Social Services Council

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    Caroline Dean Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care

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    Karen Hedge Deputy CEO, Scottish Care

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    Kevin Kelman Director, NHS Scotland Academy

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    Amanda Langsley Associate Director OD & Learning, Board Wellbeing Champion, NHS Lothian

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    Jenni Mack Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity

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    Caroline McDowall Staff Wellbeing Specialist Lead and Speak Up Ambassador, NHS Lothian

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    Sara Redmond Chief Officer of Development, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

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    Karen Wilson Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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