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  • Human Rights and the public sector

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Reform programme
    • Cath Denholm

    Cath Denholm Director of Strategy, NHS Health Scotland and Interim Head of Strategy, Governance and Performance, Public Health Scotland looks at some of the challenges and opportunities ahead for human rights and the public sector


  • Connecting communities through Glasgow's Clyde Gateway

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    The importance of getting plans right to enable communities to thrive is an issue being considered across Scotland. Recognised through the public health priorities, the role of 'place' has arguably never been so important. In Glasgow's east end, Clyde Gateway, is currently halfway through a 20 year programme, which has a vision to address long-standing inequalities.

  • As partners consider how their collective response can help to deliver the shared public health priorities, organisations are already helping to deliver better results. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is just one organisation that’s actively contributing to a Scotland where everybody thrives.


  • The potential of the private sector to help fight homelessness

    • 29 Jan 2020
    • Reform programme
    • Lorna Ferguson

    Issues of homelessness are on the increase and with existing resources struggling to cope, new ways of supporting people are starting to emerge. Nearly thirty-thousand people are homeless or threatened with homelessness according to recent Scottish Government figures, while there’s been a 3% increase of homeless applications since 2017/18.


  • Using lived experience to help combat addiction in Renfrewshire

    • 22 Jan 2020
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Public Health Priority 4: The Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership’s Alcohol and Drugs Commission is exploring new ways of tackling addiction by hearing first-hand from people with lived experience of using alcohol and drugs, and their family members, with a particular focus on early intervention and prevention.

  • With the wellbeing agenda now firmly on the map, the Scottish Government and partners, are exploring alternative ways to GDP to measure national performance. Dr Karen Lorimer, Reader in Social Science and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, looks at the potential role of the capability approach for public health…


  • Changing organisations for the better using behavioural science

    • 06 Jan 2020
    • Reform programme
    • Conny Wollbrant

    Revitalising Scotland’s public health system is not only challenging; it involves new ways of working. Dr Conny Wollbrant, Associate Professor at the University of Stirling, believes that partners could make significant progress on delivering the shared public health priorities using behavioural science.


  • Public Health Scotland shadow chair recognised for strategic HR skills

    • 02 Dec 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    One of the central figures working to establish Public Health Scotland has been recognised for an outstanding contribution to strategic human resource development. Professor James McGoldrick, Shadow Chair of Public Health Scotland (and former Convenor of SSSC), was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc), by Glasgow Caledonian University.


  • 16Days 'Violence Against Women and Girls' conference

    • 27 Nov 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Recognising violence against women and girls as a public health issue as the focus of a special conference in Edinburgh. Taking place at the start of the 2019 #16Days of action campaign, partners from across Scotland came together to discuss changing the way we respond to issues to help communities thrive.

  • As the United Nations’ 16 days of activism to end violence against women gets underway, partners across Scotland are coming together to campaign for a fairer society. Katie Cosgrove, Programme Manager for Gender-based Violence at NHS Health Scotland, looks at the scale of the issue and some of the ways we can start to make a positive change...