In a new briefing VHS tells the story of how its research has enabled the third sector to influence the policy and practice surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in Scotland. By December 2020 the Covid-19 vaccine programme was getting underway, as the NHS rolled out the Pfizer and Astra … [Read more...] about Influencing the equitable delivery of the Covid vaccine
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!
We are currently seeking a full-time Policy Engagement Officer. We would love to hear from you if this role excites you and matches your skills and experience. Closing date for applications is 9.00 am, Monday 5th July 2021. VHS is Scotland’s leading intermediary and network for the voluntary … [Read more...] about VHS is recruiting: Policy Engagement Officer
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations. Download it here Sign up to receive it direct each month … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our June 2021 e- bulletin
Creative Scotland has produced a short video to promote Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS). The video features Robbie McGhee, Chair of ACHWS and Associate Director, Art in Hospital, and Claire Stevens, Secretary of ACHWS and Chief Executive here at VHS. Watch it to find out more … [Read more...] about On camera: creating health through arts and culture
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations. Download it here Sign up to receive it direct each month … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our May 2021 e-bulletin
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!
Published in April 2021, this Deep End GP report summarises key themes from a virtual roundtable meeting on COVID-19 vaccine deployment for marginalised groups in Scotland. The meeting was hosted and facilitated by the Deep End GP group, with participants from Scottish Government, Public Health … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment for Marginalised Groups in Scotland