Half-day conference

Health and Social Care Integration in Scotland: sharing experiences so far, planning next steps

With an opening session led by Audit Scotland, exploring the key issues raised in their November 2018 audit report into the progress of Health and Social Care Integration, this half-day conference will bring together leaders and senior managers from across the sector to:

  • review the current progress of implementing health and social care integration in Scotland
  • share experiences and learnings from the integration journey so far – what’s worked, what hasn’t and what could be improved upon?
  • identify barriers and challenges to integration and consider how they can be overcome
  • reflect on the potential of effective engagement and partnership-working with third sector providers and service users
  • share examples of good practice and innovative approaches to integrated service design and delivery.


LEIGH JOHNSTON, Senior Manager – Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland
JUDITH PROCTOR, Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership
DAVID WILLIAMS, Chief Officer, Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
GERRY POWER, Director of Integration, the ALLIANCE
MARION LOGAN, Senior Advisor – Learning & Organisational Development, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership
DEBBIE BOOTH, Senior Adviser – Learning & Organisational Development Service, Dundee City Council
MARGARET WILLIAMSON, Director, Boardroom Development Limited; Lead for the ‘Board Watch’ project, observing Scotland’s Integrated Joint Boards
ALEX DAVIDSON, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland; Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute and East Ayrshire Adult Protection Committees (Conference Chair)
The long-term ambition of health and social care integration is to meet the challenges of Scotland’s ageing population by supporting a shift of emphasis and resources from primary to preventative care and from the acute to the community sector.

Launched in 2016, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) have been tasked with delivering this transformational change. Integration Authorities (IAs) are empowered to help shift the balance of care in two key ways – through the management and overview of an integrated health and social care budget; and the allocation of resources as directed by an agreed strategic commissioning plan. Get both right, and IAs can help deliver services that are more efficient, more effective and more responsive to the needs of the population they serve – ensuring quality, person-centred care is delivered in the most appropriate setting for the individual and their family, often in a home based or homely setting rather than in hospital.

In late September this year, the Scottish Government and Scottish Local Authorities reaffirmed their joint commitment to delivering integration, recognising the need to ‘step up the pace of integrating health and social care’ and their shared ‘duty to empower Integration Authorities’.

Held two-and-a-half years on from the official launch of HSCPs, this event will encourage delegates to explore the integration journey so far; to review how effectively IAs, NHS Boards and Councils have implemented the reforms to date and to consider how they, along with Government and third sector partners, can work together to realise the full potential of integrated health and social care services.


We are currently working on the programme for this event and will update this area of the webpage soon.
If you are interested in speaking or contributing to the discussions, contact Mark on 0131 344 4611 or mbellamy@policyhubscotland.co.uk

Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager – Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland

Judith Proctor, Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership
@JudithproctorCO @EdinburghHSCP
Prior to taking up the position of Chief Officer for the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership on 1 May 2018 this year Judith was the Chief Officer for Health and Social Care for Aberdeen City from October 2014. Judith has worked in the community health and social care field for over 27 years having started her career as a nurse in Edinburgh. She then qualified as a midwife in Inverness and worked as a district nurse and midwife in the North West Highlands and in Shetland where her interest in population health and wellbeing developed.

Judith moved to Dumfries and Galloway as one of the original cohort of public health practitioners and undertook her Master of Public Health degree from Glasgow University while in that role. She was seconded to the Scottish Executive in 2003 to work on the implementation of Community Planning at a partnership level. On her return to Dumfries and Galloway she moved into the role of Joint Commissioning Manager for Learning Disability and worked across both the NHS Board and Council. Prior to returning to her native Aberdeen, Judith was the Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Joint Commissioning for NHS D&G and D&G Council, a role she undertook for five years.

David Williams, Chief Officer, Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
“I qualified as a social worker in 1988 and worked for 2 years in Easterhouse and then 7 years in Drumchapel as a Social Worker and Senior Social Worker.

I moved to the children’s charity NCH in 1997 as Service Manager to set up and run a range of integrated children and family services in the Moray Council area. I was based in Moray until 2004 after which I worked as an Assistant Director for NCH based in Glasgow. In 2005 I moved to the post of Service Director at Quarriers where I remained until returning to Glasgow as Assistant Director of Social Work Services in June 2009.

I became Executive Director of Social Care Services in Glasgow in December 2012 and Chief Officer Designate for the Glasgow City Health and Social Care partnership in July 2014. I was appointed formally to the Chief Officer position by the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board at its first meeting on 8 February 2016”.

Gerry Power, Director of Integration, the ALLIANCE
@ALLIANCEScot @gerryporto11
Gerry is Director of Integration helping Third Sector, citizens and integrated partnerships work together for improved health and wellbeing.

As an integral part of the Self Management and Co-production Hub the Integration Support Team aims are to:

  • Increase the Third Sector’s capacity to engage in and contribute to health and social care integration generally, and its strategic decision making processes specifically; and
  • Increase Health and Social Care Partnerships’ capacity to work effectively with the Third sector and to plan and implement solutions that enable this.

The work of the team is underpinned by the principles of co-production which recognises the economic and personal benefits that accrue through the greater use of community and individual citizen participation at all stages in the design and delivery of services. Gerry and his team work to build the capacity of citizens who receive services, together with those in the Third, Independent and Statutory sectors who provide care, to recognise, develop and use all of our individual and organisational potential in improving health and wellbeing.

Marion Logan, Senior Advisor – Learning & Organisational Development, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership & Dundee Voluntary Action
@MarionLogan @Dundeevolaction
“I have held operational, academic, strategic planning & policy roles at regional and national levels in London and throughout Scotland. I initially worked within the addiction field in a range of operational, academic and policy roles within public and third sectors. Since 2015 I have worked with Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership. My focus has been on the creation and implementation of partnership’s Workforce & Organisational Development Strategy and progressing locality working. My recent work includes staff development and service redesign with Care Home staff, Employability Support, Drugs & Alcohol, Care at Home and Sexual Health services. I enjoy working out, skiing, podcasts and going to the cinema”.

Debbie Booth, Senior Adviser – Learning & Organisational Development Service, Dundee City Council
“I qualified as a Community Worker in the 1980’s, and throughout the 80’s and 90’s I worked with marginalised young people in areas of multiple deprivation, before moving into community planning and community development. Over the years I have managed a range of multi-disciplinary projects and teams. I’ve had a rich and varied employee journey, where adult learning, engagement, capacity building and co-production have been central components. This has led me to my current role within Dundee City Council’s Learning and Organisational Development Service. My diverse portfolio currently includes corporate leadership and organisational development, business coaching, and the development of the integrated workforce of Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership. In my spare time I enjoy caravanning with my partner and dog, and collecting gin”.

Margaret Williamson
Margaret Williamson, Director, Boardroom Development Limited
Margaret Williamson is an organisation development consultant specialising in improving the performance of Boards and Executive Teams. She has been Director of Boardroom Development Limited, an independent strategy and organisation development consulting practice for the past 23 years and prior to that held senior positions in finance and consulting. A champion of boardroom diversity, she created the Boardroom Mentor Programme, the first competency-based programme for women non-executive directors in the UK. She has extensive experience as a non-executive director and audit chair in the public and social enterprise sectors.

Alex Davidson
Alex Davidson, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland; Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute and East Ayrshire Adult Protection Committees
Previously Head of Adult Services in Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council, and managed services in Lanarkshire and Easterhouse, Glasgow.
For ten years an Associate in the Joint Improvement Team working on Integrated Practice, Reshaping Care for Older People, and on other Adult groups across Scotland, and worked as an Associate in Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
For ten years Independent Chair in Perth and Kinross Adult Support and Protection Committee, and six years in the same role in West Lothian. Currently Independent Chair in Argyll and Bute and East Ayrshire Adult Protection Committees, and Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland. Recently completed a Significant Case Review on self harm for a local partnership.
Recently Chair of PAMIS, a national charity promoting an inclusive society for people with complex and profound learning and physical disabilities, and past Board Member of Key, Voices of Experience (VOX) and the Scottish Muscle Network.
Currently working as a consultant in a local Health and Social Care Partnership on their Older People’s Strategy.

The early bird discount for this event ended on Friday 09 November 2018.

A group booking discount is available for this event. Book two delegates and get a third place at half-price. Offer valid until Friday 07 December 2018. To take advantage of this offer, just enter the discount code GROUP3 on the booking form.


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