Vision of Health and Social Care

Issued: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:23:00 GMT

By Jane Joy, Nursing & Health Care

The Health and Social Care Academy and educational providers including the UofG, have hosted an event looking at the future shape of health and social care provision in Scotland...a highly topical issue.  Future Leaders' Vision of Health and Social Care in Scotland took place at the Paisley Campus of the University of the West of Scotland.

Image of the Health and Social Care Academy event in December 2016Those taking part included: the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, Ayrshire College, New College Lanarkshire and Glasgow Kelvin College;  the partners collaborated in organising the regional event at UWS last Wednesday 7th Dec. Health and Social Care students, along with carers and individuals with lived experience, came together to discuss four key questions:

  1. What is your vision of the future of health, social care and beyond?
  2. What needs to be in place to make your vision of the future happen?
  3. What do you see as the current opportunities and obstacles for a healthier and fairer future?
  4. What are your recommendations for how the current system needs to change?

These questions stem from the Five Provocations namely Courageous leadership, Nurturing transformation, Emphasising humanity, Target Culture, Ceding power published by the Health and Social Care Academy.

Jo Butterfield, a Paralympian with a gold medal from Rio, gave an opening address which was an honest account of her experience having had spinal surgery which had left her paralysed. She then went on to explain her love of sport and consequently medal success from a wheel chair. After lunch there was a table top discussion for the attendees where the questions were discussed and themes grouped together. This will be fed back to a National Think Tank in March.