Plenary 1: Delivering Health and Social Care Integration in Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has highlighted integration as one of her priorities for health and social care. Both the review undertaken by the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care, and the earlier Audit Scotland report Health and Social Care Integration: Update on Progress (November 2018), highlighted the key role of strong and effective leadership from all partner organisations in delivering improvements

Malcolm Wright, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive, NHS Scotland and Sally Loudon, Chief Executive of COSLA, will lead the session from the perspective of their shared responsibility for increasing the pace and effectiveness of integration. Implementing the findings of the review, and ensuring integration is successful in improving the quality and sustainability of care experienced by people, will be considered through the lens of local experience in Aberdeenshire. The audience will hear from senior leaders in the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership: the Chief Executives of the NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Council, and the Chief Officer of the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Malcolm Wright

Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive, NHS Scotland

Malcolm Wright previously held a range of NHS Scotland Chief Executive appointments covering NHS Tayside, NHS Grampian, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Edinburgh Sick Children’s NHS Trust.

Sally Loudon

Chief Executive, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Sally Loudon was appointed Chief Executive of COSLA in January 2016. She took up the COSLA job having been Chief Executive at Argyll and Bute Council since September 2008.

Adam Coldwells

Chief Officer, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Adam Coldwells, Chief Officer of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, has lived and worked in the Grampians for over 23 years.

Jim Savege

Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeenshire Council

Jim has been the Chief Executive of Aberdeenshire Council since 2015.

Amanda Croft

Chief Executive, NHS Grampian

Professor Amanda Croft is the Chief Executive for NHS Grampian.