Registration is now open for the NHS Scotland Event 2022, which will take place Tuesday 21 June and Wednesday 22 June at the P&J Live in Aberdeen.

We’re delighted to be back in-person for this year’s Event in a brand new location, and look forward to welcoming all delegates, speakers and exhibitors to what promises to be an engaging, lively and thought-provoking Event.

This year’s programme will provide opportunities to focus on Pandemic Recovery and Reform for the Future. Over the past year, NHS Scotland and its partners across health and social care have once again risen to the many challenges and pressures during this unprecedented time in dealing with the (COVID-19) pandemic.

The NHS Scotland Event 2022 will focus on our priorities, build on our successes and achievements and take forward our collaborative approach to delivering the highest quality person-centred, safe and effective integrated care for every individual in Scotland.

Four plenary sessions will take place over the two days of the Event, featuring a number of inspiring speakers.

Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health and Social Care will welcome delegates to this year’s Event, setting out the programme for the days ahead and taking the opportunity to reflect on the contribution of our colleagues throughout another challenging year.

Mr Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, will also take to the main stage and address delegates as he sets out his priorities for recovery and reform.

Delegates will also have a wide range of sessions to choose from while attending the Event. These include Mini-plenaries, Parallel and Spotlight sessions which have all been designed around the theme of the Event and will feature a number of real examples of exceptional care across NHS Scotland and its partners.

This year’s programme will also feature our new ‘In Conversation’ sessions where delegates will hear from high profile and influential speakers including Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Alex McMahon, Chief Nursing Officer and Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care.  These engaging and intimate sessions will allow delegates the opportunity to put forward questions, share their experiences and take part in insightful discussions.

Over 200 posters will be on display throughout the Event representing the very best examples of quality improvement in each of the poster categories – person-centred, safe, effective, infrastructure, health of the population, value and sustainability and integrated care. Once again we want to take the opportunity to showcase the extraordinary work of NHS Scotland staff and partners in responding to the pandemic, so we will continue to feature our special category - Responding to and Learning from COVID-19.

The extensive programme will be complemented by an exhibition that will showcase a wide range of services and products to help inform and support your work.

We’re delighted to be introducing new features at this year’s Event, all of which will serve to enrich your overall delegate experience, and take advantage of finally being able to come together again – to network and share new learning and innovation.  These include:

  • Experience Day Monday 20 June – Delegates are invited to attend our very first Experience Day.  The NHS Scotland Event, in partnership with NHS Grampian, have created a number of exciting visits for delegates looking to find out more about the incredible and innovative work that is going on across NHS Grampian and beyond.  Delegates must book in advance in order to attend.  Full details will be available on the website.
  • Lord Provost Civic Reception Tuesday 21 June - The Lord Provost of Aberdeen will be hosting a Civic Reception for delegates attending the NHS Scotland Event on Tuesday 21 June.  The reception will take place from 5pm – 6pm in the exhibition hall at the P&J Live. Mr Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care will also be in attendance. All delegates are invited to attend (there is no requirement to book in advance).

Places go quickly so make sure you register now for Scotland’s leading health event.

Before registering, please ensure you view the full programme which includes detailed descriptors for all sessions – these will help you to make an informed decision on the sessions you feel are most relevant to your area of work.

Visit to find out more about the programme and how to register.