Session E: Leading in a Pandemic – What Have We Learned?
In the past year, those working in health and social care have risen to the challenge of dealing with the pandemic, demonstrating incredible resolve and flexibility, in many cases being deployed into new roles and into new ways of working across our health and social care system.
As services re-mobilise and shift to a new normal, it is important that we continue to feel united around a shared purpose, working with a spirit of kindness, openness and inclusivity, confident that those leading will prioritise our wellbeing, as well as services.
These are values that need to be embedded and enacted throughout our organisations. During this session, delegates will hear about the role that leaders can play in modelling positive behaviours and instilling these in their teams and organisations. Discussion will include:
- The importance of relationships in breaking down hierarchies and silos, and enabling others in working towards shared goals;
- What can be done to ensure that a spirit of kindness is embedded within teams and the services they deliver;
- How leaders can prioritise staff wellbeing and ensure that it is built into the recovery of their services; and
- What further steps can be taken to continue to build a sustainable culture where these values are prioritised throughout an organisation.
Interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
Head of Local Intelligence, Public Health Scotland
Deputy Medical Director Dumfries & Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Chief People Officer, Scottish Government