Health and Social Care – the key role of leadership in achieving effective integration
Thinking around leadership and what it means to successfully lead your organisation within the wider landscape of Integration is changing. Health and Social Care leaders and senior managers are increasingly expected to embrace uncertainty; to adopt a collaborative and inclusive approach to service planning and decision making; and to encourage diverse views and constructive challenge from across the system.
With a mix of presentations, interviews and roundtable discussions, this one-day conference will bring together leaders and senior managers from across the sector to explore:
- The key pressures facing those who lead health and social care services in Scotland
- The leadership skills required to survive and succeed
- The role of leadership in driving effective collaborative working across and between agencies
- The challenges to achieving change and the role of leadership in building a collective ethos
- The value in developing a culture of empathy, compassion and empowerment
Health and social care providers face increasingly difficult challenges. These include limited budgets and resources; an ageing population; an increasing number of people with long-term health conditions; the growth of delayed hospital discharges; and rising expectations of personally-tailored care services. All to be met, and overcome, within a climate of significant and ambitious reforms, not least the integration of health and social care services.
No single organisation or department can tackle these complex, interrelated and, often, systemic challenges alone. Providers must work together to become more agile, open, responsive and outcome-focussed. This may require Leaders and Senior Managers across the sector to adopt new skills and approaches. The ‘accidental’ hands-on manager may be required to step out of their silo, connect across disciplines and make decisions collaboratively – for the good of the whole. The myth of the heroic individual leader – often borne out of a culture of hierarchy, defensiveness or vulnerability – may need to be challenged and replaced with the reality of a shared responsibility for leadership across organisations.
Director of Delivery, Health & Social Care Integration, The Scottish Government
Senior Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant, The Kings Fund
Dr David Caesar
Head of Leadership and Talent Management - Health Workforce, Leadership and Service Reform Directorate, The Scottish Government
Chair, Integrated Joint Board (IJB) Chair and Vice Chair Network; Vice-Chair of the East Lothian IJB
Chief Executive, NHS Lothian
Director of Development and Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council
Pat Armstrong OBE
Chief Executive, ACOSVO
National Director, Scottish Care
Associate Partner – People Advisory Service, EY
Senior Manager – Government and Public Sector Advisory, EY
Director, Boardroom Development Limited
Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees
09:00-09:30 Registration and morning refreshments
09:30-09:40 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
Alex Davidson, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees
09:40-10:00 An introduction to our conference panel
Our panel of representatives from across health and social care will give their thoughts and reactions to the presentations and discussions held throughout Sessions One and Two.
- Pat Armstrong OBE, Chief Executive, ACOSVO
- Karen Hedge, National Director, Scottish Care
- Peter Murray, Chair, Integrated Joint Board (IJB) Chair and Vice Chair Network; Vice-Chair of the East Lothian IJB
- Tim Davison, Chief Executive, NHS Lothian
Session One – How is collaborative leadership and governance progressing in health and social care?
10:00-10:10 Opening Address
David Williams, Director of Delivery, Health & Social Care Integration, The Scottish Government
10:10-11:00 In conversation with David Williams…
Margaret Williamson, a Policy Hub Scotland Associate and Director of Boardroom Development Limited, will join David Williams, our panelists and delegates to explore how collaborative leadership and governance are progressing in health and social care.
11:00-11:20 Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking
Session Two – Leading in the integrated space
11:20-11:45 Project Lift & Leadership for Integration
Dr David Caesar, Head of Leadership and Talent Management – Health Workforce, Leadership and Service Reform Directorate, The Scottish Government & Phillip Gillespie, Director of Development and Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council
11:45-12:30 Experiences and opportunities for leaders in the ‘integration spaces’
Interactive roundtable session supported by members of Project Lift & SSSC, this open forum will ask delegates to explore –
- What is it like to lead in the integrated space right now?
- What is difficult, easy or surprising?
- What are you learning about leading in this space?
- What key messages did we hear from the Project Lift & Leadership for Integration presentation and how might we put these into practice?
- What else can we do to learn, develop and continually enhance leadership practices in this space?
- What are some of the opportunities we can create together?
12:30-13:00 Sharing Your Thoughts, Identifying Potential next steps
This will provide an opportunity for speakers and delegates to discuss any issues or themes raised during Session Two.
13:00-13:45 Lunch and opportunities for networking
13:45-13:50 Chair’s Welcome Back
Session Three – Leading change
13:50-14:50 How to work when nothing is clear and everything keeps changing….?
- Leading in systems – what does it mean?
- Relational leadership – what do we mean by relatedness?
- Anxiety and the part it plays in leadership?
Allison Trimble, Senior Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant, The Kings Fund
14:50-15:30 ‘Breaking the Cycle’ – Delivering purpose-led change
This interactive session will consider the leadership challenge in converting the vision and objectives of integration into proactive delivery. As well as drawing upon the messages from throughout the day, we will explore key themes including:
- Breaking through the recurring barriers for leaders in delivering complex integration at scale
- Collaborative leadership and relationships that build cultures of trust and empowerment
- The power of constant communication and engagement in leading successful delivery and continuous improvement
- How do we get there?
David Storrie, Associate Partner – People Advisory Service, EY & Edith Wellwood, Senior Manager – Government and Public Sector Advisory, EY
15:30 Chair’s Round-up and Closing Remarks
COSLA Conference Centre
19 Haymarket Yards
t: 0131 474 9200