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  • Empowering communities through the better use of our shared greenspace

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Elaine Caldow, Public Health Programme Lead, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Chair of the North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership Steering Group

    The transformation and use of green space has never been more important. Scotland's Public Health Priorities recognise the importance of the natural environment which not only motivates us to take more regular physical activity but helps to tackle social isolation. The natural environment can help reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance recovery. Elaine Caldow, Public Health Programme Lead, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Chair of the North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership Steering Group tells us more…


  • National feedback to help shape new Public Health Scotland

    • 10 Jul 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform team

    A broad range of organisations with an interest in shaping Scotland’s new organisation for public health have had their say as part of a national consultation. More than 150 submissions were received from across the country, with feedback from partners detailing what they thought the priority areas should be. Read more here...


  • Start of a new era for public health as Shadow Chair for Public Health Scotland takes up post

    • 02 Jul 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Professor Jim McGoldrick, Shadow Chair, Public Health Scotland

    With just ten months to the launch of Public Health Scotland, work behind the scenes to deliver a new era for public health is stepping up a gear. Shadow Chair, Jim McGoldrick is now in post, tasked with bringing together national public health expertise and moulding a new organisation that will work across Scotland to improve and protect the nation’s health and reduce stubborn inequalities…


  • Changing our communities for the better through Scotland’s public health priorities

    • 26 Jun 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Asif Ishaq, Public Health Priorities Lead at the Scottish Government

    Hundreds of people are currently working to deliver an ambitious vision for public health to make lives better for communities across Scotland. The reform project has reached an important milestone, with the shared public health priorities being widely endorsed as the key drivers for change. Asif Ishaq, Public Health Priorities Lead at the Scottish Government outlines why we’re at the cusp of an exciting period of change…


  • Using Public Health Scotland to explore new ways of looking at and translating data

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Scott Heald, Associate Director at Public Health and Intelligence

    The smart use of data intelligence will be one of the ways that Public Health Scotland plans to lead by example. Health data will be translated into new, meaningful and easily understood ways, so that communities and audiences across the country can both use and share it to transform the ways we tackle public health issues. Scott Heald, Associate Director at Public Health & Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland shares his insights into what needs to be done to get it right…


  • New national leadership role for Public Health in Scotland

    • 14 Jun 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    Public Health Scotland plans have been unveiled to appoint a Chief Executive to lead the national agency.


  • Making better places through improved planning

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart, Public Health Reform Team

    How do you create better places for people in Scotland? That was one of the central themes at the International Making Place Conference in Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket in June 2019. The public health reform team were there to find out more...


  • Place, public health reform and the case for change

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Irene Beautyman, Planning for Place Programme Manager

    The impact of good spatial planning on public health is well documented but the real challenge facing Scotland is putting these evidenced links into aligned policy and practice. Irene Beautyman, Planning for Place Programme Manager at the Improvement Service argues that by using a whole system approach we can support, enable and drive action that goes beyond physical impact, such as carbon emissions, to indirect social effects such as the exercise we take and the people we meet…


  • Public Health Scotland takes major step forward

    • 31 May 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    With less than a year to go until the establishment of Public Health Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeanne Freeman has confirmed the appointment of Professor Jim McGoldrick, as Shadow Chair of Public Health Scotland.


  • Public Health Scotland consultation now underway

    • 28 May 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Public Health Reform

    A major drive to improve Scotland’s health and wellbeing is now underway. Have a say on how the new Public Health Scotland will work for you.