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1 Review of Public Health in Scotland Heather Cowan Policy Lead Scottish Government

2 What? Review of Public Health in Scotland  3 key domains of Public Health Practice  Underpinned evidence and intelligence How can we be more effective in tackling inequalities Integration of Health and Social Care

3 Why?  Requested by Ministers  Endorsed by incoming Cabinet Secretary and Minister  Desire to develop Public Health response further  Keep traditional work but expand contribution to tackling inequalities

4 Who? Ministers established Review Group  Public Health expertise  NHS, Local Authority, COSLA, third sector  Scottish Government provide Secretariat support  Stakeholder input

5 When?  Announced November 2014  Recommendation to Ministers in 2015  Initial engagement seeking responses to 5 questions by Feb 2015  Take stock June/July and identify any further work

6 Third Sector  What is the relationship with Public Health?  What are the opportunities? Advocates Influencers Deliverers of service Parties in Partnerships

7 Outcome Expectations  Strengthen the contribution of Public Health in Scotland  Maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the public health resource in Scotland  Ensure the responsiveness and resilience of the public health function for the future

8 Thank You The secretariat team at Scottish Government are contactable via the address below


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