Upcoming SCF Event – What does the future hold for the care sector in Scotland?

On Thursday 7 December 2017, the Scottish Competition Forum is holding an event to discuss the CMA’s study of the care homes market and the application of competition and consumer law in this sector of the economy.

You can register to attend this event here.

The Competition & Markets Authority has been studying the care homes market. Its initial findings flagged potential concerns including how competition operates in the sector, the compliance of some care homes with consumer protection law, and the sector’s ability to attract enough investment to cope with rising demand. The CMA’s final report must be published by 1 December, and will make recommendations on how these and other issues might be addressed.

The Scottish Competition Forum is delighted to announce that our next event will be on the care sector market study, and will follow hot on the heels of the CMA’s final report. Douglas Cooper, the CMA’s Project Director on the study, will present on the report’s conclusions and recommendations, and answer audience questions about what they might mean for the future of the sector.

The audience will also hear from other speakers who will offer their perspectives on the CMA’s conclusions and the sector generally, including:

  • Dr Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care;
  • Paula McLeay, Chief Officer for Health and Social Care at COSLA; and
  • Eva Groeneveld, Head of Public Affairs Scotland at the consumer body Which?

This one-off event will offer a unique opportunity for those in and around the care sector to understand, query and challenge the CMA’s findings, and hear from senior figures in the sector about the future of care in Scotland.

The event will take place on Thursday 7 December 2017 at the offices of Brodies LLP, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow. Registration and networking will take place between 17:00 and 17:30 with the event itself running from 17:30 to 19:00, followed by an opportunity to discuss the issues over drinks. We do hope you will be able to join us.

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