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RCN Scotland Centenary Public Debate
Join us to explore and reimagine how we care for older people – both now and in the future.
The Baby Boomers are an iconic generation. In their youth they pressed for social change and challenged authority and, as this iconic generation grows older, they continue to push the boundaries.
Today ‘Boomers’ are throwing away convention and writing a new set of rules, forcing society to think again about what it means to grow old.
Scotland’s first life-long members of the NHS have high expectations and are transforming the care that they and future generations of older people will receive.
But how are services adapting to meet the growing demands being placed on them? And, as the meaning of growing old changes, what should services look like to ensure that caring for older people keeps pace with their needs whilst maintaining their independence and dignity?
Join our panel of expert speakers to explore how a generation has turned the way we think about growing old from predictable to positive. And with it discuss the challenges of transforming care for older people.
The debate will be chaired by Professor June Andrews, and our panel members are:
Emma Harper MSP
Iona McKay, Care Home Clinical Services Manager
Sarah Metcalfe, Chief Executive of Playlist for Life
Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director
Panel debate followed by drinks reception to celebrate Older People’s Day and 100 years of the Royal College of Nursing. Open to all.
There will also be an opportunity to view items from the Royal College of Nursing Archives, dedicated to the history of the nursing profession.
Find out more about the Royal College of Nursing centenary at https://www.rcn.org.uk/centenary
18.00 – Welcome and arrival, viewing of RCN Archives handling collection + stands
18.30 – Panel debate and Q&A
20.00 – Drinks reception with further viewing of collection & stands
21.00 - Close
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Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives
The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to Europe’s largest nursing specific collection of materials. We have two exhibition spaces, a cafe and shop, and a nursing history collection open to all researchers. We host regular events on the history of nursing and related topics, as well as issues relating to health care and nursing research today.