Paths for All welcome the plans in the consultation which presented a chance to positively influence Scotland’s health for many years into the future. The focus on action on the social determinants of health, rather than the consequences of ill-health, should be a breath of fresh air in our approach … [Read more...] about Paths for All Blog: Public Health Scotland – an opportunity to shape public health in Scotland for a generation
In our response to the Scottish Government consultation we welcome Public Health Scotland's (PHS) aim of creating joined up public health leadership to tackle Scotland’s public health challenges and working across sectors on the national public health priorities. We have also highlighted the need … [Read more...] about VHS response to Public Health Scotland Consultation
Project Background The idea for the Jigsaw project developed from conversations between COPE Scotland and the lead GP for the local Cluster around their experiences of supporting people with mild but enduring mental ill health which had no immediate solution from recognised evidence-based … [Read more...] about Hilda’s Blog: Jigsaw Project
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?