Healthcare professionals from across Scotland are being invited to a specialist event which will explore the Scottish Waiting Times Improvement Plan next month.

The event, being hosted by medical technology organisation Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, will explore flexible infrastructure strategies to help NHS Boards across the country meet requirements to reduce the length of time people are waiting for diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Lindsay Dransfield, Commercial Director at Vanguard, said: “The Scottish Government recognises the increasing demand on the whole system of health and care and has issued an improvement plan which focuses on the length of time people are waiting for these procedures.

“The Waiting Times Improvement Plan outlines the steps and timescales alongside significant and focused additional investment. The use of temporary infrastructure, such as mobile wards, endoscopy and theatres, has been endorsed as a viable and cost-effective way to support additional capacity in both theatre and in-patient services.

“Our event will look at how these temporary solutions can help NHS Boards in Scotland meet their capacity needs in the future.”

Individuals working within hospitals across the UK in clinical, management or estates roles are invited to join Vanguard at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow on Friday February 22nd 2019 from 10.30am to 2pm.

Speakers at the free-to-attend event will introduce flexible infrastructure strategies which can be deployed across Scotland and give delegates the chance to hear about a proven solution already working in Scotland, from the professionals using it every day.

There is also an opportunity to tour an existing, fully-equipped and operational mobile solution at Golden Jubilee and meet specific professionals in clinical, management and estates roles who can answer questions on those areas of expertise. The unit is an example of how a mobile solution is being utilised in a real situation by clinical staff on a daily basis.

Senior estates, management and clinical professionals from across Scotland can  book a place by emailing marketing@vanguardhealthcare.co.uk or calling 01452 651850. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

Vanguard mobile clinical units can increase clinical capacity in both planned and emergency situations and can help with reducing procedure waiting times.

Alongside its temporary mobile clinical environments such as operating theatres, endoscopy suites, day surgery, clinics and ward space which help healthcare providers, including the NHS, increase patient capacity and clinical space, Vanguard also provide highly trained support staff.