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
Impact of in-premise marketing on consumer purchasing and consumption of food21/05/2019 12:15:00
NHS Health Scotland yesterday published a rapid evidence review on the impact of in-premise marketing on consumer purchasing and consumption of food and drink.
Collective Action to Eradicate Child Poverty16/05/2019 12:15:00
Kerry McKenzie, NHS Health Scotland’s Organisational Lead for Child Poverty yesterday commented on the latest statistics published by End Child Poverty.
Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland: Joint submission to the UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry07/05/2019 16:05:00
The Scottish Affairs Committee will this week begin hearing oral evidence as part of its inquiry into the use and misuse of drugs in Scotland.
Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol: one year on01/05/2019 14:15:00
Today marks the first anniversary of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) legislation coming into force in Scotland. Alcohol harm is a significant public health issue, and people in our poorest areas experience the most harm.
Action to address poor and unequal health in Scotland25/04/2019 09:15:00
NHS Health Scotland’s report published yesterday shows the importance of action to address the fundamental causes of poor and unequal health in Scotland.
Immunise Scotland on Twitter13/03/2019 11:15:00
Immunise Scotland has become the latest NHS Health Scotland work programme to join Twitter. @NHSImmuniseScot will provide topical and timely information on the vaccines offered in Scotland across the life course to professionals across health, education and the third sector.
NHS Health Scotland welcomes Food Standards Scotland 'Upsizing' campaign06/03/2019 09:15:00
NHS Health Scotland welcomes the Food Standards Scotland (FSS) campaign to raise awareness of the impact of ‘upsizing’ on levels of over overweight and obesity in Scotland.
Stalling life expectancy is a warning light for public health in Scotland11/02/2019 09:15:00
Two reports published recently (08 February 2019) show that the increase in life expectancy that has shown steady progress in Scotland since the Second World War, has now stalled and that health inequalities have worsened.
NHS Health Scotland's comment on the Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities Report13/12/2018 15:15:15
Scotland continues to have significant health inequalities. That was the message from the recent publication of the latest Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities reportfrom Scotland’s Chief Statistician, showing that health inequalities continue to be a menace on Scottish society.