Guest of Honour: Dr Miles Mack, Chair, RCGP Scotland
In advance of the new GP contract due to take effect in 2017, which will abolish the Quality Outcomes Framework and build on the process of integration through the creation of GP clusters this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the challenges facing primary care in Scotland in terms of changing demographics, resource allocation and service delivery. Delegates will discuss the impact of the new payment system on the workload and role of General Practitioners as expert medical generalists.
They will also assess the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Strategy, published in February 2016, which outlines plans to improve and reform the delivery of primary care over the next 10-15 years through a focus on building multidisciplinary teams integrated with social services and, independent and third sector providers.
Further sessions will focus on the Scottish Government’s £27 million investment in the health workforce and the Chief Medical Officer’s first annual report, published in January 2016, which sets out a new vision for a community-led primary care system. They will also consider the likely impact of the integration of health and social care, due to be completed in April 2017.
The conference is bringing together key stakeholders of primary healthcare including representatives of health consumer organisations, trade unions, local government, representatives of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academia, interested and affected charities and service user groups, as well as reporters from the trade and national press.
Dr Miles Mack, Chair, RCGP Scotland has agreed to deliver a keynote address.
Dr Angus Cameron, Author, National Clinical Strategy and Medical Director, NHS Dumfries and Galloway;
Professor Alan Denison, Deputy Director, Institute for Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Aberdeen;
Lorna Hunter, Chair, Voluntary Health Scotland;
Dr Helene Irvine, Consultant, Public Health Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
Bette Locke, AHP Strategic Lead and Services Manager, NHS Forth Valley;
Nicola McElvanney, Chair, Optometry Scotland;
Lesley McLay, Chief Executive, NHS Tayside;
Professor Harry McQuillan, Chief Executive Officer, Community Pharmacy Scotland
Albert Yeung, Consultant, Dental Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire have also agreed to speak.
Neil Findlay MSP, Convenor, Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Labour Party will be chairing the first half of the seminar.