Voluntary Health Scotland is supporting the campaign for a National Outcome to fully value and invest in those experiencing care and all those providing it. To build a fairer and more resilient country – a Scotland that cares – we must set a National Outcome for Scotland to fully value and invest … [Read more...] about Campaign: A Scotland that Cares
Update on the Highest Risk List in Scotland from the Scottish Government The Highest Risk List (HRL) will end on 31 May. The Scottish Government has highlighted this is a positive step as there is no longer a need for the vast majority of people who have been on the Highest Risk List to consider … [Read more...] about Update on the COVID-19 Highest Risk List
Voluntary Health Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on proposals for the review into the effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland. The consultation closed on Monday 11 April. We welcome the potential move towards a more intersectional … [Read more...] about Consultation Response: Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland
Health, Social Care & Sport Committee Inquiry on Health Inequalities The committee is undertaking an inquiry on health inequalities covering: progress towards tackling health inequalities in Scotland since 2015 any cross-sectoral work undertaken over that time period to address social … [Read more...] about Consultation Response: Health Inequalities Inquiry
Scottish Government Consultation The Scottish Government’s fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) sets out how their approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net zero, sustainable Scotland by 2045. We welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the draft NPF4 consultation and … [Read more...] about Consultation Response: Draft National Planning Framework 4
Thursday 31 March at 11:00-12:00. The Scottish Parliament's Participation & Communities Team is organising an online Parliamentary Awareness Event for the Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) on Thursday 31 March at 11:00-12:00. This will be an opportunity for health policy officers to … [Read more...] about HPON Parliamentary Awareness Event
I think it’s fair to say that analysing a national planning framework is quite a daunting prospect for many of us working in the health and social care sector. Planning policy contains a lot of jargon and it's hard to work out where our expertise fits into it all. However, voluntary health … [Read more...] about NPF4, what’s health got to do with it?
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, is seeking participants with lived experience to join a multi-disciplinary group that will update the SIGN guideline on care of deteriorating patients. SIGN has asked for VHS members’ help to identify … [Read more...] about Updating the SIGN guidelines for the care of deteriorating patients