The Scottish Government’s National Care Service (Scotland) Bill has been published and is now in its parliamentary stages toward becoming law. However, the scope of the Bill has seen the original proposals grow to now cover adult, child, justice, substance misuse and some mental health services and also proposes a system which would be accountable to Ministers. So what do you or your organisation need to understand about what was in the published Bill, the responses to it and its parliamentary progress? How is Scottish Government thinking on the Bill evolving during its parliamentary stages and to what extent is it responding to concerns?Location:
The conference takes place online.
Scotland's public services provide critical support to every age group, community and area of activity. They are essential to wellbeing, the economy, public safety and quality of life. However a tsunami of challenges to our services already exist, with many more on the horizon. The labour market is constricted, creating acute staffing shortages. COVID has left services struggling to catch up and keep up with demand. War has driven economic instability and UK government fiscal uncertainty suggests serious funding issues for public services. The context seems to be that change is now permanent. So what can those leading and delivering our critical public services do to cope with the challenges of now and prepare for those which are coming? How can they harness smart service design approaches and core elements of delivery to provide services which remain resilient, reliable and relevant? What opportunities exist to work differently and better in trying to do more with less?Location:
The conference will take place online.
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