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  • 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...


  • 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
    • Campbell 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…