NHS Health Scotland
Final Delivery Plan
Today we publish our final Delivery Plan as we prepare to become part of Public Health Scotland in April 2020. Our plan will lead us through a period of significant organisational change as we continue on our mission to reduce health inequalities and improve Scotland’s health. It includes bold action that will see our work towards a fairer, healthier Scotland continue in the context of public health reform as we move successfully into the new organisation
We have a crucial role in responding to the changes being implemented by public health reform and we look forward to the year of transformation ahead. In this last Delivery Plan as NHS Health Scotland we set out the work that will move forward in line with Scotland’s new public health priorities.
Gerry McLaughlin, Chief Executive of NHS Health Scotland said:
“We know that to face up to the challenge of poor health and health inequalities, we need to do things differently and do different things. The new public health body will play an important role in this, together with local authorities, the third sector, local partnerships, NHS Boards, the wider public sector, and, importantly, people in the communities all across Scotland. This plan, together with our Strategic Framework and committed staff, is the work we will take with us to the new agency and will ensure our legacy of fairer health improvement is embedded within it.
“It is only by working together that we will make the change we need to see, happen. I have a real sense that people are ready to take up this challenge. All of our stakeholders, partners and the individuals we have worked with over the years and will continue to work with, have their part to play. Today, as we publish our final plan, I thank them for sharing our passion and commitment to making Scotland a fairer and healthier place to live. It is through this shared passion and commitment that we will succeed in our shared ambition of a Scotland where everybody thrives.”
Latest News from
NHS Health Scotland
Comment on latest Scottish suicide statistics18/02/2020 15:15:15
The latest ScotSID Unscheduled Care report (February 2020) is drawn from the Scottish Suicide Information Database.
NHS Health Scotland welcomes wellbeing approach to economy31/01/2020 16:05:00
NHS Health Scotland welcomes the First Minister’s move to prioritise a wellbeing approach to Scotland’s economy.
NHS Health Scotland comment on the Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities report29/01/2020 16:15:00
A report released by the Scottish Government yesterday shows that health inequalities remain one of Scotland’s biggest challenges.
Analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in year post MUP published29/01/2020 09:15:00
The first analysis of off-trade alcohol sales over the full year following the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) shows the volume of pure alcohol sold per adult in Scotland fell by 3.6%.
First study published into under 18 drinkers post MUP24/01/2020 09:15:00
Interviews with young people under 18 years old who reported drinking alcohol found that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) did not impact on the their acquisition, consumption or related behaviours, either positively or negatively.
New evaluation shows the Cost of the School Day programme can make a difference to children21/01/2020 14:15:00
An evaluation led by NHS Health Scotland has found that action to reduce school-related costs is effective in helping more schools to be sensitive to poverty and more children to participate in school.
Vaccinate globally and reduce cancer-causing HPV in Scotland16/12/2019 15:10:00
In the lead up to Christmas NHS Health Scotland is encouraging Scotland’s S1 school children to learn about the HPV vaccine being provided to boys and girls this academic year, and gift a vaccine for a child in a developing country through UNICEF by completing Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) lessons.
TV and panto star says get protected against flu this Christmas12/12/2019 11:15:00
Children and adults with health conditions, and parents of children aged 2-5, are urged to protect themselves and their children against flu, which can be a serious and fatal illness for these groups of people.