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  • 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...


  • Harnessing inclusive growth to drive Scotland's communities

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Organisations across Scotland are looking to inclusive growth as a way of reinvigorating communities. Inclusive Growth also features as Scotland's fifth public health priority. Campbell Hart looks at some of the issues facing partners working in this emerging area.


  • HSC Gathering 2019

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    The emerging need to understand Scotland's communities through the good use of data was in focus in Stirling this week. More than 200 people came together for the Health and Social Care Gathering to explore the experience of communities and how to use data to improve lives. Campbell Hart rounds up the opportunities and challenges...


  • Delivering for communities event in Edinburgh

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    To help deliver improvements in public health for communities, partners from across Scotland have been considering how best to get results. Around 90 people from the public and third sectors came together in September 2019 for the one day 'Delivering for communities' conference in Edinburgh. Campbell Hart rounds up the main points of the day.

  • One of the major challenges facing many organisations across Scotland is how to effectively adapt the way they work to deliver a step change in public health. While many aspects of reform are already underway, Dr Margaret Douglas, Master of Public Health Programme Co-Director, University of Edinburgh argues that to realise success we have to lay solid foundations at the very start…


  • Public Health Scotland appoints first Chief Executive

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    Public Health Scotland has appointed its first Chief Executive. Shadow Chair, Professor Jim McGoldrick has confirmed that Angela Leitch, currently Chief Executive of East Lothian Council, will lead the new national public health body.


  • Preventing substance use through whole system working

    • 06 Sep 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    Faced with rising levels of substance use, partners in West Dunbartonshire are taking a new approach to try to tackle the issue. Then area's become Scotland's first early adopter of a whole system approach, with the aim of reversing a complex culture that leads to health inequalities.