Creating a Healthier Scotland

Creating a Healthier Scotland

The conversation has begun on the long term future of health and social care services in Scotland – and your input is needed. From now until April 16th 2016, the Scottish Government is holding a series of events and discussions around the country involving the NHS, the care sector, charities, patient groups and volunteer organisations, to develop plans beyond 2020. They have also set up a Creating a Healthier Scotland website giving people the opportunity to follow the conversation and contribute to the debate as it progresses.

Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “Our Vision for 2020 – that people should live longer healthier lives at home or in homely settings remains the right course to set. But our approach to health and social care between now and 2030 cannot simply remain the same as we face increasing challenges and pressures and we must start discussing and planning for that now.

“Most importantly, I want to ensure that as far as possible the outcome of the national conversation is turned into a practical reality. This isn’t about producing just another vision – we want to take these views and put them into practice as quickly as we can.

The national debate will focus around three broad questions:

  • What support do we need in Scotland to live healthier lives?
  • What areas of health and social care matter most to you?
  • Thinking about the future of health and social care services, where should our focus be?

Find out more on the Creating Healthier Scotland website:

Contribute to the debate via post and email, or by joining the discussion on the Scottish Government’s blog, Twitter (@scotgovhealth), or Facebook page.

Postal address:

Healthier Scotland Conversation
St. Andrew’s House
Regent Road

Email address:

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