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  • Public health priority 3 - good mental wellbeing

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Everybody's right to good mental wellbeing is recognised in Scotland's shared public health priorities. In Midlothian, they've taken an early lead to extend partnerships to help meet local needs.


  • SIPHER Consortium launch

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Camphbell Hart

    Public health reform in Scotland is to reap the rewards of a UK-wide project seeking to address health challenges and drive down inequalities. The SIPHER Consortium project - led by the University of Sheffield - includes the Scottish Government, Sheffield City Council, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and seven university departments as partners.

  • Helping children flourish in their early years is central to public health priority 2. Find out about work in North Ayrshire to link-up childcare and employment using a whole system approach.

  • The impact of suicide on a community is deep and lasting and collective efforts to provide far-reaching support are currently being reviewed across the country. In Ayrshire, following a number of deaths, a new whole system approach is being taken, with a renewed focus on prevention. Lynne McNiven, Interim Director of Public Health at NHS Ayrshire & Arran, explains…

  • Using community feedback to help reshape public spaces to improve health is one way of delivering Scotland’s public health priorities. Third sector and academia are currently looking at maximising the impact of research through a mix of lived experience and available data. Professor Ruth Jepson of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) says projects like OurOutdoors can and do make a difference…


  • Communities as leaders in public health event

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Creating a Scotland where everybody thrives goes to the heart of public health reform and giving communities a say will help to drive change across the country. Around forty people gathered at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in October 2019 to discuss the best ways of making sure the right people were involved at the right time.

  • With the launch of Public Health Scotland just six months away, partners are exploring what kind of leadership is needed to deliver lasting change. Angela Scott, Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council, says Local Authorities should embrace a proud history of delivering public health improvements while striking out in bold new directions…


  • Public Health Scotland - Appointment of Non-executive board members

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    Public Health Scotland is a new and ambitious partnership between the Scottish Government and Local Government. This new public body will provide national leadership to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland and tackle persistent health inequalities that impact many of our communities.

  • Improving lives for communities across Scotland by creating stronger links between health and housing is firmly in the sights of a new national project. The Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country. Phili Wetton, Member Services Manager and project lead at ACOSVO has more…

  • With well documented issues of poor diet and unhealthy weight a renewed push is underway to try to reverse trends across Scotland. Partners recently came together in Edinburgh to hear about similar work in England from Leeds Beckett University, while early adopters in Scotland outlined their plans to embrace the whole system approach. Campbell Hart has this report...