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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
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
Voluntary Health Scotland Response to the Health and Sport Committee Stage 2 Inquiry into Primary Care
VHS have submitted our response to the Health and Sport Committee Stage 2 Inquiry which asks, what should primary care look like for the next generation? Our vision for the future of primary care is for an effective, person centred and compassionate s …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
“Scotland’s most deprived communities need additional support, so we will recruit at least 250 Community Link Workers to work in GP surgeries and direct people to local services and support’.” A Plan for Scotland, SNP Manifesto 2016 Introduction Since …Health Topic: Health Inequalities