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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
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