While we've all been affected by Covid-19 in some way, the coronavirus crisis has put the spotlight, above all, on some of the most vulnerable communities around the world, including here in Scotland. Older people, those with underlying health conditions, and people who are living in hardship and … [Read more...] about How British Red Cross have been supporting people in Scotland through the Coronavirus crisis
As I come to the end of nearly five years at VHS, I cannot quite shake this bittersweet feeling. On the one hand I am really excited about starting a new opportunity and the challenges that lie ahead but at the same time I don’t want to leave a team that has become a second family to me and an … [Read more...] about Kiren’s Blog: So long, and thanks for all the fish!
This briefing offers an overview of the health offers of each main party in Scotland as well as insights into other priority areas that will impact on people’s health and wellbeing. You can read the full briefing here - Summary of Scottish Party Manifestos 2021 Elections … [Read more...] about Summary of Scottish Party Manifestos 2021 Elections
Next meeting of the Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) will be on Thursday 29 April from 2:00 until 3:30pm. While we wait for the election and the next Programme for Government, we think it is an opportune time to use the next meeting of the HPON to revisit the purpose of the network; discuss … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Network: Save the Date!
Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) is conducting research to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, among all those who need it and would like your help to complete this short survey. We would like to identify who you think the vulnerable demographics are who for a range of … [Read more...] about Survey exploring enablers and barriers to uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine
The Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA) is a coalition of organisations with an interest in improving the health of the UK who have come together under the umbrella of The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), to campaign for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities. There are over … [Read more...] about Engage with the Inequalities in Health Alliance
I'm delighted to join the Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) which brings together expertise from across the health sector. Collaborative working brings great strength to policy positioning and is an excellent way of building knowledge and expertise, as well as networking with fellow peers. HPON … [Read more...] about Laura’s Blog: Becoming Co-Convenor of the Health Policy Officers Network