All resources from the NHS Scotland Event 2022 are now available on the Event website.

This year’s Event took place in Aberdeen on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June at the P&J Live.

Delegates, speakers and exhibitors travelled from all over the country to come together for the first in-person Event since 2019. 

The Event provided an opportunity to not only network face to face but to hear from some of Scotland’s most senior leaders in health and social care. 

Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care welcomed delegates to Aberdeen and shared his thoughts on the last two years as we’ve come through one of the most difficult times in our NHS history, and expressed his gratitude to the incredible staff across the health and social care service.

Delegates heard from a number of inspirational speakers about the challenges, stories and the extraordinary work that’s been happening throughout the pandemic, from the implementation of innovative technologies, developments in digital care and re-design of services, to the incredible collaborative work across our health and social care services. 

The extensive programme featured four plenary sessions, four mini plenary sessions, twelve parallel sessions, four spotlight sessions and our new In Conversation Sessions. 

The In Conversation sessions were developed to be informal and conversational, giving delegates the opportunity to put forward their questions, ideas and concerns to our health and social care leaders – including Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health and Social Care, and John Burns, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Scotland.  These insightful sessions generated rich discussion as delegates shared their experiences and thoughts on recovery and reform. 

This year for the first time, the Event also featured an Experience day which took place on Monday 20 June. It included four interactive visits for delegates who were looking to find out more about the incredible and innovative work going on across NHS Grampian and beyond.

The NHS Scotland Event also worked with NHS Grampian to develop two evening events which were held at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University and offered the chance for delegates to unwind, network and enjoy an informal gathering with colleagues after a busy day at the Event.

Alongside the main programme, delegates had the opportunity to view over 200 Posters in the poster exhibition. There were also over 50 exhibitors in the exhibition hall who were there to showcase their products and services to help support and inform the work taking place across the service. 

All filmed content, including speaker interviews, as well as presentations from all sessions and an image gallery are now available to view here