Plenary 1

  • Paul Gray, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive, NHSScotland
  • Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Scottish Government 
  • Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Professor Ann Holmes, Chief Midwifery Advisor and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government

Welcome and Introduction

Paul Gray, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive, NHSScotland welcomed delegates to this year’s NHSScotland Event.

Past, Present and Future

Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality and Improvement reflected on the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, and looked forward to the next 70 years of the NHS in Scotland. The session celebrated 50 years of Social Work in Scotland and 10 years of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. 

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister for Scotland also addressed delegates through a filmed segment where she celebrated the 70th anniversary and looked ahead to the future of healthcare in Scotland.

Best Start – Transforming Care for Scotland’s Women, Babies and Families

Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Professor Ann Holmes, Chief Midwifery Advisor and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government discussed Best Start – the five-year plan for maternity and neonatal services across Scotland.