The Scottish Parliament’s Participation & Communities Team (PACT) hosted an online Parliamentary Awareness Event for the Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) on Thursday 31 March at 11:00-12:00. This provided policy officers with the opportunity to learn about how best to engage with the … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Parliamentary Engagement Event
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 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
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
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!
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!
I'm delighted to join the Health Policy Officers Network (HPON) which brings together expertise from across the health sector. Collaborative working brings great strength to policy positioning and is an excellent way of building knowledge and expertise, as well as networking with fellow peers. HPON … [Read more...] about Laura’s Blog: Becoming Co-Convenor of the Health Policy Officers Network