Could you be our new Policy Engagement Lead? Kimberley Somerside has set a high bar as the current post-holder for the past two years but now she is moving on, so we are on the hunt for a worthy successor. The deadline for applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 13th November 2023, so if you think this … [Read more...] about VHS is recruiting a Policy Engagement Lead
June 2023 The Health Policy Officers Network collaborated with the Scottish Parliament's Participation and Communities Team to hold a knowledge exchange event in the parliament. We heard from Ewan about the Participation and Communities Team's (PACT) role in bringing communities to parliament … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Network Knowledge Exchange
Date: Monday, 26th June Time: 12.30 to 16.00 Venue: Scottish Parliament We are excited to announce the upcoming Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) & Participation and Communities Team (PACT) Knowledge Exchange Meeting. Please note this event is fully subscribed so please make sure you … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Network Knowledge Exchange
The Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) is hosting an online Q&A event on the National Care Service Bill with Assistant Clerk to the Health, Social Care & Sport Committee and the Parliament's Participation & Communities Team. Time: Wednesday 3rd August at 1pm-2pm. Location: … [Read more...] about Online Event: Parliament’s scrutiny of the National Care Service Bill
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 we … [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 pandemic has shone a light on the vast health inequalities which exist in Scotland. Looking beyond COVID there are a number of policy areas, including NHS recovery, which are already taking centre stage. Although the Scottish Parliament’s committees have officially formed, they are still in the … [Read more...] about Kimberley’s blog: Looking beyond COVID