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  • 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…


  • Orchestrating our future through innovation in public health in Scotland

    • 22 Jul 2019
    • Reform programme
    • Brendan Faulds, Associate Director, NHS National Services Scotland

    The use of data and intelligence in meaningful and impactful ways to promote long term health and well-being will play a central role for the new Public Health Scotland. Alongside this is a need to partner local, regional and national stakeholders early in the innovation process to realise the improvements we need, while reducing inequalities. Brendan Faulds, Associate Director, NHS National Services Scotland outlines his take on the task at hand…


  • 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…