On 11th February 2016 the Scottish Government published its 2015 Review of Public Health.
The report is the outcome of the review carried out by the Public Health Review Group in 2015 and includes specific recognition of the third sector’s role as a partner in public health.
VHS was represented on the Review Group by Grant Sugden, CEO of Waverley Care and we had additional input through our presentation to the Group on the role of the third sector as a partner in public health and through a VHS Sounding Board event with the third sector and Scottish Government (February 2015).
The purpose of the review was to consider the role of the public health function in the context of the emerging policy landscape and current and future public health challenges, and to recommend how the function could be strengthened to respond more effectively to the opportunities and challenges.
VHS is holding a Sounding Board on Public Health on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 – book your place here.
Please see below the link to the report and supporting information:
Briefing Paper -Scot Gov 2015 Review of Public Health in Scotland (updated 24th February 2016)
For more information, please contact Catherine Ronald.