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
The HPON is a peer group of health policy officers jointly administered by VHS and RNIB Scotland. The network is for small to medium sized third sector organisations and has around 40 individual members from 30 different organisations. Members come together to discuss health related policy issues … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Network
The Health Policy Officers Network or HPON is a peer support network of Health Policy Officers in small to medium sized organisations who meet to discuss policy issues affecting the voluntary health sector in a supportive environment. VHS and and Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland jointly administer … [Read more...] about HPON: Planning (Scotland) Bill
On 4th April the Health Policy Officers Network invited Mark Simpson, Communications and Engagement Manager at the Scottish Government eHealth division and Zahid Deen Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead at the Health and Social Care Alliance to speak about the Digital Health and Care Strategy. … [Read more...] about Health Policy Officers Network: Digital Health and Care Strategy