Scotland’s Nurses – Creating Safe, Sustainable and Innovative Solutions

At this annual event, we’ll ask what the future looks like for Scotland’s nurses – and equip you with the tools and solutions to support your workforce to cope with present challenges and harness future opportunities.

Nursing has taken on new responsibilities

Over the next decade, it is much more likely that people will find that their care is managed exclusively by nurses working in multidisciplinary and multiagency teams, straddling health and social care, voluntary and independent sectors.

It is crucial that we begin to consider the key opportunities and challenges ahead for the sector and how we can make the ideas included in the Nursing 2030 Vision a reality and sustainable for the long-term.

Join us at this timely Holyrood briefing on 28 August where we will examine how you can work together with others in the sector to effectively support nurses to deliver the Vision, cope with the present challenges facing the sector and tackle the opportunities that are presented. We’ll examine the solutions, how to effectively utilise and plan your workforce, and how to make the most of digital solutions.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Reflecting on the Nursing 2030 Vision: key opportunities, challenges and considerations going forward
  • Preparing the nursing workforce for an increasing technological working environment and enabling nurses with the technical and communication skills to support patients effectively
  • Understanding how the Nursing 2030 Vision is implemented across varying nursing sectors; hospitals, GP practices, care homes, schools and prisons, and how the Vision can be used to bring increased integration
  • How to cope with changing demographics within the workforce, encourage recruitment and facilitate attractive career development prospects
  • Learning from and sharing examples of good practice from across the sector


09:30    Registration and Refreshments

10:00    Welcome and Introduction from Chair

Jennifer Trueland, Journalist

10:05    Session 1: Policy and Current Landscape

  • Current demographics: how to cope with the changing nature of your staff
  • Demographic ‘timebomb’
  • Recruitment and retention: making nursing an attractive career with realistic prospects for development
  • Multidisciplinary working: the key challenges and opportunities
  • Providing effective training for nurses to work across varying roles

11:10    Questions and Discussion

11:30    Refreshments and Networking

11:50    Session 2: How Can We Deliver A More Integrated Approach?

At this expert panel discussion, we’ll examine:

  • Increasing the capacity of staff
  • Implementing safe staffing levels across institutions
  • Delivering more integration between primary and secondary care

12:50    Lunch and Networking

13:45    Session 3: Sharing and Learning from Good Practice

In this session we will share examples of successful projects and programmes that have found solutions to the number of challenges facing the sector. We’ll hear their processes how they’ve managed to be sustainable services and models of care.

14:50     Questions and Discussion

15:20     Closing Remarks from Chair

15:30     Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Our events are CPD Certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.



Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course.


Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email or call 0131 285 1635


Additional information

For individuals who wish to attend, but face cost barriers (ie: undergraduate/college students), a small number of subsidised places can usually be made available on request. If you think that you would qualify for one of these places please email with your status and the name of the event.


28 August 2019



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