Following the collaborative round table on public health that we held on 2nd May 2017, we are grateful to ScotPHN colleagues for producing an excellent note of the meeting and for their commitment to continuing to work with VHS and third sector organisations who attended.Read the note here: … [Read more...] about Getting round the table on public health
Audit Scotland has an interest in improving the health of the population – indeed, don’t we all?How do we know what’s value for money, what works and what’s important to people who use services? We have a commitment to try and find new ways of measuring the things that matter to people and … [Read more...] about Lorraine’s Blog: Looking through a public health lens – what did we see?
The Scottish Government are consulting on “places, people & planning” which sets out twenty proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system and support sustainable economic growth across the country. The responses will help inform the drafting and production of a draft Planning … [Read more...] about VHS response to: Places, people and planning: A consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system
The purpose of the round table is to provide an opportunity for the Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) and voluntary health organisations to understand each other better and explore areas of shared interest in public health.The discussion will encourage engagement and collaboration between … [Read more...] about Public Health Round Table with ScotPHN
SAVE THE DATE!VHS will host our annual conference and AGM on the 16th November 2017 in Glasgow. Our annual event will gather academics, local government, health and third sector representatives from across Scotland to engage in discussion and debate.More details to follow.If you would … [Read more...] about VHS Annual Conference and AGM
On 22nd April 2016 representatives from NHS Boards, NHS Health Scotland, medical professions, networks, the voluntary and community sector, further education institutions and government agencies met at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. The purpose was to discuss whether … [Read more...] about Eric’s blog: Building an Alliance to Tackle Overweight and Obesity in Scotland
A post-election agenda for healthWednesday 25th May 8.30 am -10.30amThe Place Hotel, 34-38 York Place, EdinburghJoin VHS for an informal and lively discussion over breakfast, animated by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Pennie Taylor.After the dust has settled on the Scottish … [Read more...] about Health charity leaders in conversation with Pennie Taylor
A VHS Sounding Board to explore the 2015 Review of Public Health and consider its implications for the third sector. An open invitation to any voluntary health or other third sector organisation that considers public health to be 'core business'.On 11th February 2016 the Scottish Government … [Read more...] about Review of Public Health Third Sector Sounding Board