SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday 26th October 2022, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Fair Health, Who gets it?
Our Annual Conference takes place on Wednesday 26th October 2022, returning to Glasgow for our first in-person annual conference since 2019. Chaired by Justina Murray, CEO at Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and with an opening keynote presentation from Jason Leitch CBE, National Clinical Director at the Scottish Government, the VHS conference is a key event in the 2022 conference calendar.
This year our conference focuses firmly on health inequalities, under the title of Fair Health, Who Gets It? The pandemic and its aftermath have brought renewed attention to the widening health inequalities in our communities, with two formal Inquiries taking place in Scotland this year, and a range of new policy units and initiatives led by the Scottish Government. How can communities, third sector and public sector organisations work jointly to reduce health inequalities within local communities? What must change in order to support local level actions and align national policy and legislation behind them? How do we engender macro-level change to influence the wider determinants of health inequalities?
- Jason Leitch CBE, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government
- Chris Creegan, Chair of the expert advisory group, Health inequalities in Scotland: An independent review.
- Justina Murray, CEO, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs
Topics to be explored include:
- Fair health and the right to health
- Under-served people and communities
- Poverty and discrimination
- Social prescribing and link working
Expect a thought provoking and engaging programme, with excellent speakers, interactive discussions, a range of exhibitors, and our always popular poster gallery and bloggers.
The conference will be relevant to staff, volunteers and board members with a direct interest in health policy and practice, including health charities, community health organisations, other voluntary organisations, TSIs, social enterprises, NHS staff and boards, health and social care partnerships, universities, Royal Colleges, government officials, and public sector scrutiny bodies.
Our 2022 Poster Competition
Our annual poster competition is back and we want to hear from you! Our theme is around ‘Fair Health’ and we want to hear about the work you have been doing to tackle health inequalities and how you have worked to promote fair health for all. For more information and to get your entry form: 2022 -VHS Annual Conference Poster Competition Submission form
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
Do you want to be more involved in our annual conference? Do you want to place yourself at the heart of the event? Do you want to reach a wide range of attendees? Take a look at our sponsor and exhibition opportunities. Sponsor and Exhibition Options Voluntary Health Scotland Annual Conference 2022
Please get in touch with Lauren Blair for more information.