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.
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.
Senior Manager - Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland
Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership
Chief Officer, Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
Director of Integration, the ALLIANCE
Senior Advisor - Learning & Organisational Development, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership & Dundee Voluntary Action
Senior Adviser - Learning & Organisational Development Service, Dundee City Council
Director, Boardroom Development Limited
Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland; Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute and East Ayrshire Adult Protection Committees
08:45-09:15 Registration and morning refreshments
09:15-09:25 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
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
Session One: Integration – the journey so far
09:25-09:45 Health and social care integration: update on progress
- Scope of the audit
- Key findings and recommendations
Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager – Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland
09:45-10:15 Open Forum – “Reviewing progress, identifying opportunities for improvement”
This open forum will ask delegates at each roundtable to discuss some of the key questions from the Audit Scotland report:
- What impact is integration having and what are the barriers and enablers to this change?
- How effectively are integration authorities (IAs) planning sustainable, preventative and community based services to improve outcomes for local people?
- How effectively are IAs, NHS boards and councils implementing the reform of health and social care integration?
- How effectively is the Scottish Government supporting the integration of health and social care and evaluating its impact?
10:15-10:55 Scotland’s Integration Authorities – experiences so far and early reflections
David Williams, Chief Officer, Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
Judith Proctor, Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
10:55-11:10 Opportunities for questions and discussion
11:10-11:30 Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking
Session Two: Opportunities to realise improvements
“Scotland’s Integrated Joint Boards – key findings and recommendations from the ‘Board Watch’ project”
Margaret Williamson, Director, Boardroom Development Limited
11:50-12:15 Integrated Workforce
“What’s in it for me – Creating your Integrated Workforce”
Marion Logan, Senior Advisor – Learning & Organisational Development, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership & Dundee Voluntary Action & Debbie Booth, Senior Adviser – Learning & Organisational Development Service, Dundee City Council
12:15-12:35 Third sector partnerships
“Working with the third sector – Why we need to talk about integration”
Gerry Power, Director of Integration, the ALLIANCE
12:35-12:55 Panel and audience discussion – “Planning Next Steps”
This panel and audience discussion will provide an opportunity for panellists and delegates to consider the next steps for Health and Social Care Integration in Scotland.
12:55-13:00 Chair’s Round-up and Closing Remarks
150 Ingram Street