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  • 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.


  • Growing your own community assets for health

    • 06 Sep 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Allan Johnstone Chief Executive of the Inverclyde Community Trust

    With issues of healthy eating and food poverty continuing to make headlines across the country one community has put itself firmly in the driving seat. Inverclyde Community Trust is working with local partners to provide a diverse number of food related projects, all of which help deliver against a number of Scotland’s public health priorities. Allan Johnstone, Chief Executive of the Trust, has more information…


  • Measuring success in Scotland’s new landscape for public health

    • 30 Aug 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Lorraine Gillies, Chief Executive of the Scottish Community Safety Network

    With partners across the country considering how to embrace public health reform, one of the issues being interrogated is measuring success. While methods will vary from area to area, there are common themes emerging. Lorraine Gillies, Chief Executive of the Scottish Community Safety Network says her organisation is already rising to the challenge…


  • Renfrewshire taskforce takes a fresh approach to tackle alcohol and drug use

    • 26 Aug 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Councillor, Jacqueline Cameron, Chair of the Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership’s Alcohol and Drugs Commission

    A fresh approach to tackling drug and alcohol abuse in Renfrewshire is now underway, with partners hoping to reverse the trends around this serious public health issue. Councillor, Jacqueline Cameron, Chair of the Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership’s Alcohol and Drugs Commission, explains more about the new plans…


  • Delivering public health improvements through better planning

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Campbell Hart

    Creating connected communities is one of the ways currently being used to help deliver Scotland's public health priorities. Place and planning is central areas to Priority 1 'A Scotland where we live in vibrant, healthy and safe places and communities.' This video outlines the major issues, gives practical examples, and signposts areas for future action.


  • Embracing collaborative leadership to realise public health reform

    • 15 Aug 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Sally Loudon, COSLA Chief Executive

    Partners across Scotland are being encouraged to embrace cultural change to help deliver public health, with effective leadership playing a central role. In the coming months this shift will bring new ways of working, extended partnerships and a new national organisation to the fore. Sally Loudon, COSLA Chief Executive says the time is right to make a change…


  • Designing a Public Health Scotland with communities in mind

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Jim McGoldrick, Shadow Chair, Public Health Scotland

    The momentum to establish Public Health Scotland is now gathering pace, with the new national body’s shadow chair, now in place. One month into his tenure, Jim McGoldrick reflects on the lessons learned so far and ahead to future challenges…


  • Getting to grips with whole system working for improved public health

    • 30 Jul 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Dr Rachel McAdams, Public Health Priorities lead in the Public Health Reform team

    The national drive to combat Scotland’s public health challenges and drive down equalities is promoting a new way of working. With a set of nine characteristics in place it’s hoped a whole system approach will help partners across the country make a decisive cultural shift. Dr Rachel McAdams, Public Health Priorities lead in the Public Health Reform team has more…