A National Care Service – Reforming the Way We Deliver Care in Scotland
10:00 - 11:00
The (COVID-19) pandemic, restricted access to social care and support services. This highlighted areas of social care that require improvement in the future to ensure that every person has access to high quality support services regardless of where they live in Scotland.
In response, the Scottish Government commissioned the Independent Review of Adult Social Care, a key recommendation of which was a National Care Service, with accountability for adult social care sitting with Scottish Ministers, to help better deliver the improvements that can be achieved through consistent integration of health and social care.
In this session, Kevin Stewart, MSP Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care and Professor Alex McMahon, Chief Nursing Officer will share their thoughts on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a National Care Service. These proposals are ambitious and aim to create historic change to the provision of care, putting Human rights at the heart of a new person-centred service that enables people to live fulfilled lives.
Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Scottish Government
Director of Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Scottish Government
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government