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VHS Annual Conference 2021: Health at the Heart of Communities

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The VHS Annual Conference takes place on Wednesday 6th October 2021. Hosted on Zoom.

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This is a key event in the annual conference calendar, so expect a thought provoking and engaging programme, with excellent speakers, interactive discussions, a range of exhibitors, and our always popular poster gallery and bloggers. This is an opportunity for our members and other delegates from across sectors to come together in stimulating cloud conversations, to consider the key health issues of the day and horizon scan those that lie ahead.Confirmed Speakers:

  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government
  • Dave Caesar, Dave Caesar, Senior Strategic Advisor, Health Workforce, Scottish Government
  • Paul Okroj, Director People Driven Development, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
  • Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
  • Justina Murray, CEO, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
  • Frances Simpson, Chief Executive, Support in Mind Scotland
  • Laura Van Der Hoeven, Head of External Engagement, Families Outside
  • Norman McKinley, Executive Director of UK Operations, British Red Cross

This year’s focus is on Health at the Heart of Communities, exploring themes that include:

  • Engaging with people’s stories and lived experience to improve services
  • Reaching and serving those who are missing, marginalised or overlooked in health
  • Evidencing and understanding the third sector’s impact on health inequalities
  • Reshaping primary care and our sector’s role
  • Partnership working for recovery and renewal beyond the pandemic

The conference will be relevant to staff, volunteers and board members with a direct interest in health policy and practice, including health charities, community health organisations, other voluntary organisations, TSIs, social enterprises, NHS staff and boards, health and social care partnerships, universities, Royal Colleges, government officials, and public sector scrutiny bodies.

Please contact Lauren Blair with any questions about the event. Lauren.blair@vhscotland.org.uk

Our Annual Poster Competition is back for 2021

Poster Theme: Reaching and serving those who are missing, marginalised or overlooked in health

We have had some fantastic entries from organisations working to help the health of those who most need it. Those who stepped in to help those fast falling through the cracks and those most deeply affected by Covid-19 . We can't wait to to share their stories with you shortly.

Sponsor or Exhibit at the Event

Want to be more involved in the event and be a bigger part of the day? Become a sponsor or exhibitor at our online conference. Find out more here. As always we will have a range of opportunities to be involved in the event and online exhibition opportunities. To find out more how you can get involved, contact Lauren Blair- lauren.blair@vhscotland.org.uk


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We are the national intermediary and network for Scotland’s voluntary health organisations. We promote greater recognition for the role of our sector, and we work with our members to influence health agendas, policy and practice. We want Scotland to be a place where we all have longer healthier lives, with equal access to care and support when we need it.

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