Island communities share issues such as outward migration, an ageing population, a limited workforce skills base within a small population, and difficulties with recruitment and retention of specific staff. These challenges demand innovative workforce planning and creativity in the design and delivery of services. They have a unique opportunity to rapidly test and develop new models of care, offering transferable learning for mainland and urban systems.
The session will present two examples of innovative integrated workforce reform in island communities in the Western Isles and Isle of Arran. Both presentations will focus on the ‘how’ of integrated workforce reform including their approach to community engagement, professional leadership, workforce development and changing team culture.
This workshop will share practical experience of implementing new models of care in island communities through creativity, innovation and co-production. It will identify and explore lessons for new ways of working that have potential for replication and shared learning across Scotland. Delegates will understand how to:
To ensure the session enables knowledge transfer to action, delegates will have an opportunity to explore one of three areas of inquiry in group discussions facilitated by the workshop leaders:
This workshop is by International Centre for Integrated Care with Western Isles HSCP and North Ayrshire HSCP.