Diana Crowe who is Head of Services at Multiple Sclerosis UK (MS-UK) talks about her organisation's multiple sclerosis awareness training aimed at social prescribers. Did you know that multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition in younger, working aged adults in … [Read more...] about Diana’s Blog: MS-UK awareness training for social prescribers
On the 28th of September the Age Action Group launched their report - Fit for Purpose: Inclusive Housing and Social Care for Older LGBT+ People. Over 30 people from voluntary organisations, local governments, civil servants, and journalists attended the launch of the research report. The launch and … [Read more...] about Annette’s Blog: Fit for Purpose
Our Chief Executive, Claire Stevens, is retiring at the end of March 2024, after a highly successful period of 12 years leading VHS. Under Claire’s leadership, VHS’s reputation has grown as a highly influential national intermediary for the voluntary health sector across Scotland. VHS are now … [Read more...] about Could you be our next Chief Executive?
Date: Thursday 30th November 2023 Time: 12.30 – 15.15 Place: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR What: Networking lunch, followed by the AGM and then The Big Debate, Shaping the Future of our Health and Care Who: All VHS members are most welcome How to … [Read more...] about Everything you need for the VHS AGM on 30th November 2023
As my tenure as a Trustee and Chair of Voluntary Health Scotland comes to a close after six wonderful years, it's a moment of reflection and introspection on the remarkable journey I've had with an organisation I am passionate about. Serving on the board of Voluntary Health Scotland has been a … [Read more...] about Rob’s blog: Reflecting on My Journey as a Voluntary Health Scotland Trustee
This year our 2023 Poster Competition Theme is Health Creators We invited proposals from organisations for Poster Submissions to create a visualisation of their work around ‘Health Creators’ with a focus on what role they play in tackling health inequalities. This year our conference focuses … [Read more...] about VHS Annual Conference 2023 Poster Finalists!
Improving access to clinical trials for people living with secondary breast cancer Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage 4, is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is between two and three years. It … [Read more...] about Dr Sarah’s Blog: “There’s always hope”
The Breastfeeding Network’s Drugs in Breastmilk Service Context: It is widely recognised that breastfeeding is important to women, babies and wider society and yet the UK has some of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world. Evidence tells us that that many women stop breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Cara’s Blog: A lifeline when no one else wants to give you an answer
Children and families from the most socio-economically deprived areas, including those from Black, Minority and Ethnic communities, have the highest levels of dental decay, overweight and obesity and the poorest health outcomes. Prevention and early intervention strategies allow for upstream … [Read more...] about Ahmed and Jo’s Blog: Eat Well for Oral Health