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Care of Older People in Scotland: 4th Annual Conference

Thu 3rd Mar 2016

Edinburgh, Edinburgh Corn Exchange

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The focus of this conference is on how, against the backdrop of Scottish Government health and care initiatives, we deliver health needs with dignity for our older people consistently across Scotland.

The conference will explore the challenge of meeting the needs of Scotland’s older people and delivering greater consistency and equality across Scotland. It will discuss the long term preventative approach to good health for older people in parallel with delivering immediate care needs in order to ensure that meeting future health and care demand does not become an impossible task.

The objective of all partners in health and social care is excellence and consistency in the delivery of care for older people. In this context speakers will discuss the factors which are drivers toward quality and those which are enablers of the delivery of quality. They will examine how changing expectations on standards and quality are meeting with rising demand and costs and they will discuss what, set against those challenges, the promotion and development of excellence in care for older people should look like.

Themes to be addressed will include:

  • Strategy for excellence in older people care
  • The care provider's perspective 
  • The consultation on National Care Standards
  • Importance of effective advocacy and representation
  • Impact of the Law, Human Rights and precedents in care
  • How developments in data and digital technology can enable excellence
  • Listening to care givers and care consumers as drivers of improvement
  • The importance of prevention in promoting positive health and empowerment


Shona Robison MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Scottish Government


Lynda Gauld Director, Baccus Consulting

Ranald Mair Chief Executive, Scottish Care

Maureen O'Neill Director, Faith in Older People

Paul Edie Chair, Care Inspectorate

Sandra McDonald Public Guardian, Office of the Public Guardian

Christine O'Neill Partner (Chairman), Brodies LLP

Jon Bolton Lecturer, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee and Director, Focused on Learning

Cathy Fallon Director, Loretto

Aileen Bryson Head of Practice & Policy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland

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This was a great and thought provoking day with a very comprehensive agenda.

Helen Gauld, Langstane Housing Association,
Delegate, Housing 2015 Conference

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