Health and Social Care Digital Leaders' Summit 2018


We are pleased to welcome world-leading digital health experts from Scotland, Estonia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium and Finland to our Health & Social Care Leaders Conference 2018.

This one-day conference focuses on how advances in digital technology can help deliver better outcomes as we chart our own course towards health and social care integration in Scotland.

The Conference is being supported by The Sunday Times Scotland, and coverage of the event will feed into a report celebrating 70 years of The NHS in Scotland published later in the spring. 

International policy-makers and clinical leads will describe how they embarked on transformational change within their health and social care systems. Helping not only their citizens to benefit from a more user-focused approach but how they managed and motivated staff through the transition.

The day will be focussed around the recent developments in:

  • Health and Care Integration
  • National Clinical Strategy
  • Public Health Improvement
  • NHS Reform

Expert panels will discuss what problem solving and project management skills are required to deliver resilient, scalable and ultimately easy-to-use digital tools and products to engender successful digital transformation.

The conference will use expert panel sessions and workshops to debate and explore developments surrounding the use of technology by clinicians and healthcare providers including:

• How to galvanise the workforce in the spirit of change
• How to design solutions that work
• How to mitigate risk and minimise the prospect of things going wrong
• How to put the receivers of care at the heart of the process
• How to lose your fear of data
• How software can help us make better decisions

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We are delighted to be welcoming delegates from a wide range of organisations, including:

Alzheimer Scotland, ARKHA, British Lung Foundation, Carr Gomm, Falkirk Council, Fife's Health & Social Care Partnership, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS24, Orion Health, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership, Robert Gordon University, Royal College of Nursing Scotland, Vision INPS



The Scottish Government is developing a new, integrated Digital Health and Social Care Strategy building on the achievements of the last 10 years setting out future developments and priorities based on the legislative changes that saw the creation of 31 Integrated Joint Boards in 2016.  The new Strategy is moving towards further integration with local government and third sector partners and is planned to be rolled out in the spring of 2018.

Hear how sound research, design and testing principles put the user at the heart of the digital transformation process can help deliver better results and mitigate risk.

Why attend?

Understand the direction of evolving policy, hear from those that are leading the National and Global strategies of delivery, see practical examples of solutions and their implementation. 

Questions to be addressed by our expert panellists

• How can digital technology help make us better and contribute to preventative healthcare as part of a national wellness service?

• How can digital technology enable professionals to better coordinate health and care pathways?

• How can the receivers of care benefit from greater access to their own data, and help co-design the right interventions for their needs?

• How can digital technology improve efficiencies, enhance quality and improve patient experience and outcomes?

• How can digital technology reduce the burden on staff so that they can do what’s best for patients (i.e. care)?

• How can the evolution of social media and direct peer to peer platforms assist communication between professionals, cared for people and their families?

• How can connected devices in the home and remote monitoring equipment help health and care professionals get 'ahead of the curve' in delivering tailored packages?

• How can software advances, algorithmic approaches, big data and analytics support the evolution of preventative care?

• How is Scottish Government and NHS Scotland responding to the e-health opportunities?  What spend is available?  And, what role can the private sector play?


For more information on sponsorship opportunites please contact Harry Dickinson at / 0131 561 7364.

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25 April 2018 University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre 99 George Street Glasgow - G1 1RD United Kingdom

Health and Social Care Digital Leaders Summit

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