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 Child Healthcare in Scotland:  Overcoming the Challenges to Equality
ASCS 2017 conference will be held on
Friday 10th November 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh from 9.30 am to 4.30 am.   

Minister for Childcare and Early years, Mark McDonald MSP and Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood are two speakers who will be contributing. 

  Full programme and booking info will be available in July. 

Person Centred Care for Children and Young People - Myth or Reality?
ASCS's conference was held on Friday 14 November 2014, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh attended by a capacity audience of representatives from a range of organisations including Scottish Government, Health Boards, Education and the Voluntary Sector. 
The day was packed with  information, confrontation, emotion, participation and pledges as delegates heard a range of inspiring and thought provoking presentations focused on the question, 'Is there person centred care for children and young people'. The event was opened by ASCS Chair Professor Richard Olver and expertly facilitated by our Conference Chairs, Dr Kate McKay, Senior Medical Officer and Professor George Youngson.  Bob Fraser (GIRFEC Health Lead, Scottish Government) and Tam Baillie (Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People) set the scene in their presentations, outlining the challenges in tackling health and wellbeing inequalities and how the Children and Young People Act 2014 might help address some of these challenges.
An audio recording of the proceedings can be downloaded here to accompany the following powerpoint presentations from speakers for viewing/downloading. (right click on link to open in new window)
Robert Fraser, Scottish Government GIRFEC Health Lead 742 k
Dr Linda Clerihew, National Clinical Lead for Paediatric Workstrand of the MCQ Collaborative 4 mg
Susan Milne, Community Nurse Leader 109 kb
Caroline Johnson, Parent 1.3 mg
David Watt, Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland 634 kb
Sally Cavers, Enquire Manager 146 kb
Kirsty Gardiner, Scottish Youth Parliament 167 kb
Mark Stewart, Young Person 288 kb
Dr Lance Sloan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine 720 kb
Morag Moore, Charge Nurse, Teenagers and Young People Unit  6.2 mg
Dr Liza Morton, The Somerville Foundation  1.2 mg
December 2014 - Winter 2014 Newsletter - click here to read about our Conference  and latest news on Education Guidance for children and young people absent from school due to Illness.