Read the latest news and blogs about the voluntary health sector and the issues that concern and involve it.
Guest blogs from external contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of VHS.
Will you join our working group for accessible cancer screenings? Living in Scotland there are lots of things to look forward to as you get older: free bus travel, retirement – and the inevitable envelope inviting you to a routine cancer screening For …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Scots walk more now than they did five years ago, according to our latest public opinion survey. According to a poll we commissioned, 42% reported they were walking more often, listing health reasons or a change in personal circumstances, such as havin …Health Topic: Public Health
The Culture Strategy for Scotland, which is still in draft form, provides a renewed focus on the role of art and culture in all aspects of our society. As the Cabinet Secretary for Culture said in her address to launch the development of the Culture S …Health Topic: Health & Social Care Integration
What will it take to ensure healthy, prosperous lives for all across Europe? On 5th November 2019, Dr Johanna Hanefeld was VHS’s guest speaker at our Scottish Parliament reception held to celebrate the work of the Cross Party Group on Health Inequaliti …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Kerry McKenzie works with NHS Health Scotland and leads a programme of work to tackle child poverty. She talks here about the impact of poverty on children’s health and wellbeing and the positive action that is being taken in Scotland. We all agree tha …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
VHS held our 2019 annual conference in Glasgow on 17th September. Read the conference Key Messages here – Realising the Right to Health Conference Key Messages Read Christina McKelvie MSP’s opening address: Minister for Older People and Equalities View …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
On Tuesday 1 October 2019, the Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities held its AGM and business meeting at the Scottish Parliament. The meeting was chaired by Brian Whittle MSP and there were nearly 50 attendees including MSPs Emma Harper, Richard Ly …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
The right to access independent advocacy is being extended to more people via the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. The Act says that Scottish Ministers must make independent advocacy services available to disabled people who, because of their disab …Health Topic: Health Inequalities