VHS presented this one hour workshop at The Gathering, on behalf of the Health Inequalities Learning Collaborative, supported by NHS Health Scotland. The aim was to explore what public health means to the third sector and engage the sector in discussion about public health reform and its ambition to address health inequalities. There were 84 registered delegates.
This report captures the key messages shared and discussed during the workshop. Chaired by VHS’s Chief Executive Claire Stevens, there was a keynote presentation from Eibhlin McHugh, Co- Director of Public Health Reform, Scottish Government. A panel discussion followed, with Eibhlin joined by Ella Simpson, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council; Elspeth Gracey, Development Manager, Community Health Exchange; and Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive at Cope Scotland.