The key role of leadership in achieving effective integration – October 30

Health and Social Care – the key role of leadership in achieving effective integration – Wednesday October 30, COSLA Conference Centre, Central Edinburgh


Thinking around leadership and what it means to successfully lead your organisation within the wider landscape of Integration is changing. With a mix of presentations, interviews and interactive roundtable discussions, this one-day conference will bring together leaders and senior managers from across the sector to explore:

  • The key pressures facing those who lead health and social care services in Scotland
  • The leadership skills required to survive and succeed
  • The role of leadership in driving effective collaborative working across and between agencies
  • The challenges to achieving change and the role of leadership in building a collective ethos
  • The value in developing a culture of empathy, compassion and empowerment

More details – including the full conference outline, background information on our speakers and the rates to attend – can be found on the event webpage policyhubscotland.co.uk


DAVID WILLIAMS, Director of Delivery – Health & Social Care Integration, The Scottish Government

ALLISON TRIMBLE, Senior Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant, The Kings Fund

DR DAVID CAESAR, Head of Leadership and Talent Management – Health Workforce, Leadership and Service Reform Directorate, The Scottish Government

PHILLIP GILLESPIE, ‎Director of Development and Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council


KAREN HEDGE, National Director, Scottish Care

SUSAN NEVILL, Learning and Development Advisor, Scottish Social Services Council

COSLA, Representative to be confirmed

MARGARET WILLIAMSON, Director, Boardroom Development Limited; Lead for the ‘Board Watch’ project, observing Scotland’s Integrated Joint Boards

ALEX DAVIDSON, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees (Conference Chair)

*More speakers to be confirmed*