Welcome to NHS Health Scotland’s blog. Blog posts are written by our staff, partners and stakeholders. Opinions expressed are those of contributors and do not necessarily reflect the organisation’s views.

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  • Cancer: double trouble

    • 04 Feb 2019
    • Poverty
    • Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science

    On World Cancer Day, Dr Andrew Fraser blogs about inequalities in cancer, which puts more people in our poorest areas at risk and impacts on survival rates.

  • Two ways that human rights matter to me

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Right to health
    • Cath Denholm, Director of Strategy

    On International Human Rights Day, Director of Strategy Cath Denholm celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Right and blogs about why human rights matter to her.

  • Child poverty knows no boundaries

    • 05 Oct 2018
    • Child poverty
    • Ashleigh Jenkins, Senior Health Improvement Officer

    During Challenge Poverty Week, Senior Health Improvement Officer Ashleigh Jenkins blogs about the contribution the education sector is making to mitigate the impact of child poverty.

  • It’s well unfair – welfare reform, work and health

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • Poverty
    • Martin Taulbut, Public Health Intelligence Adviser

    Public Health Intelligence Adviser Martin Taulbut blogs for us on the impact of welfare reform in the UK on health and health inequalities.

  • Your health, your choice?

    • 31 May 2018
    • Health inequality
    • Dr Gerry McCartney

    Dr Gerry McCartney, Head of Public Health Observatory blogs about the difference between population and individual health.

  • Overcoming childhood adversity: let's make it happen

    • 11 May 2018
    • ACEs
    • Pauline Craig, Head of Population Health

    Pauline Craig, Head of Population Health blogs about adversity in childhood. Encourages sectors to come together to help build resilience in children and mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

  • Nuala Healy, Organisational Lead for Screening and Immunisation blogs about the successes of the Scottish Immunisation Programme in reducing incidences of disease, and the potential for a new public health body to improve uptake rates among vulnerable groups and reduce health inequalities.

  • Relationships matter, no matter where you live

    • 23 Mar 2018
    • Smoking
    • Dr Garth Reid

    Garth Reid, joint Head of the Evidence for Action Team (Interim), blogs about influencing government policy after visiting Hong Kong’s government to talk about Scotland's public health advice on e-cigarettes.

  • The appliance of science - Scotland style

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • Health inequality
    • Dr Andrew Fraser

    Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science blogs about how we advocate for better public health in Scotland - and how not to do it.