The Scottish Government have proposed to develop holistic legislation about food, The Good Food Nation Bill which will cover the whole food system from growing, harvesting, processing, marketing, selling, preparing, access to food right through to food disposal. VHS have developed a briefing to help … [Read more...] about Understanding the Good Food Nation Bill
VHS is hosting an afternoon Sounding Board so that third sector organisations can find out more about Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Government consultation, ask questions and share their views. At the Sounding Board we will hear from Robert Girvan and Mark McAllister from the Scottish … [Read more...] about Public Health Scotland Consultation: Third Sector Sounding Board
VHS encourages our members (and indeed any third sector organisation) to respond to the Public Health Scotland Consultation . The Scottish Government and COSLA want to hear your views on plans for the new agency and the necessary legislative changes needed to establish it. This is a short … [Read more...] about Scottish Government consults on public health reform
“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking” nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford famously said. Addressing health inequalities shouldn’t be Mission Impossible, but we need to be bold and act as though time itself has run out – because it has for those already living in the … [Read more...] about Claire’s blog: the future of public health, bicycle or frog?
The Scottish Government and COSLA’s Public Health Reform aims to create “a Scotland where everybody thrives”. As part of this reform, the Improving Health Commission is looking into prioritising health as a human right, taking a Health in All Policies approach and prioritise prevention and community … [Read more...] about Ian’s blog: Improving the health of Scotland’s people
Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. Public health is another way of talking about improving health and wellbeing in our communities, but the language and organisation of public health can often seem far removed from third sector … [Read more...] about VHS at The Gathering 2019 : The future of public health – bicycle or frog?
VHS and CHEX (Community Health Exchange) are active players in Scotland's Public Health Reform programme. We would like to invite colleagues across the third and community health sectors to a workshop on Tuesday 27th November, 1.00 pm to 4.30pm, at the Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre to … [Read more...] about Improving Health, Influencing Public Health Workshop 27 November 2018
VHS hosted a useful meeting on 18th October to consider progress in reforming public health in Scotland from a third sector perspective. The meeting enabled third sector people with a role in the reform programme's various Boards, Commissions and working groups to hear from Executive Director of … [Read more...] about Third sector reframes public health discussion
In July I blogged about VHS’s growing involvement in the Public Health Reform Programme. A lot has happened since then, so it’s time for another update. As a member of the overall Public Health Oversight Board (PHOB) for the past year, my job has been to ensure that our sector is as fully … [Read more...] about Claire’s Blog: next steps for third sector in Public Health Reform