09:00 - 09:05

Chair's Opening Remarks

Margaret Maxwell

Chaired by Professor Margaret Maxwell

Director , NMAHP Research Unit

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
Live Q & A
9:20 – 9:30 
11.22.22 John Connaghan

Professor John Connaghan CBE

Chair , NHS Lothian

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
Live Q & A
9:50 – 10:00 
Sara Redmond

Sara Redmond

Chief Officer of Development, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Karen Hedge

Karen Hedge

Deputy CEO, Scottish Care

10:00 - 10:40

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
  • Improving  retention in the existing workforce
Live Q & A
10:30 – 10:40

Jenni Mack

Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity

Ruth Fry

Ruth Fry

Head of Communications and Engagement, NHS Highland

Caroline Dean

Caroline Deane

Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care

10:40 - 10:50


10:50 - 11:25

Improving Retention - Job Satisfaction, Workforce Sustainability and Wellbeing at Work

  • Providing adequate spaces and time for breaks
  • Moving away from target-oriented aims toward job satisfaction goals
  • What makes an effective workplace wellbeing intervention?
Live Q & A
11:15 – 11:25
Amanda Langsley

Amanda Langsley

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

Caroline McDowall

Caroline McDowall

Staff Wellbeing Specialist Lead and Speak Up Ambassador, NHS Lothian

11:25 - 11:45

Supporting Workforce Wellbeing at a National Level

  • Supporting staff to feel supported at work
  • Incorporating workforce wellbeing into everything we do
  • Improving workforce wellbeing in the workplace
Live Q & A
11:35 – 11:45 
Jess Alexander

Jess Alexander

Head of Workforce & Wellbeing Champion, Scottish Social Services Council

11:45 - 12:05

Networking Break

12:05 - 12:35

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
  • Developing pathways for young people to access careers in health and social care
Live Q & A
12:25 – 12:35 
Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Director of Nursing, NHS Education for Scotland

Kevin Kelman

Kevin Kelman

Director, NHS Scotland Academy

12:35 - 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
Live Q & A
12:50 – 13:00 
9.28.22 Dr Rosie Tyler-Greig

Dr Rosie Tyler-Greig

Equality and Diversity Advisor , Healthcare Improvement Scotland

13:00 - 13:10

Chair’s Closing Remarks

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