Dr Linda Leighton-Beck
In this area please find information on programmes and relevant documents related to health inequalities.
Fairer Scotland Duty
The new duty came into force in Scotland from 1 April 2018. It places a legal responsibility on public bodies to actively consider how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socioeconomic disadvantage. The duty applies at strategic level. This will normally include decisions around setting priorities and targets, allocating resources, and commissioning services. Scottish Government has published interim guidance available above.
Locality Plans – Rough guide for inclusive transformation
Locality Plans identify local priorities which contribute to the achievement of Scottish Government’s nine national outcomes for health and wellbeing. This Rough Guide is a working document providing practical steps to ensure – and assure – inclusive services. In providing a range of information, our intention is to encourage you to look through it, take comfort that you may have many elements of good practice in place, are unlikely to have all good practice in place, and to focus colleagues and partners’ efforts on those areas where there is less certainty or consensus that current practice approaches good or best practice.
Click here to view the Locality Plans – Rough Guide for Inclusive Transformation
Easy steps: Health inequalities impact screening in policy and planning
The paper below sets out the simple steps you can take to ensure your policy, programme or practice is screened for its impact on health inequalities. This enables you to pinpoint any areas in which you may require to take further action.
In addition, an example of a completed screening for impact of health inequalities is attached. This was undertaken in 2018 by the Project Director and team for the Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre Project to be located at the Foresterhill Health Campus, Aberdeen.
Making every Opportunity Count (MeOC)
For more information about MeOc, please visit the MeOC Webpage
Easy steps to assess your contribution, or your team’s, or partnership’s contribution to addressing health inequalities
Health and Social Care services have an important opportunity to help patients to access support and advice to tackle some of the social issues that may affect their health. This can range from routine opportunities as a clinician, to those which can be taken by a Department or by the wider organisation. This new resource – developed with local teams and service managers – by NHS Ayrshire and Arran can support individuals, teams and partnerships to look – systematically – at what can action they can take. The resource was informed by the Marmot report ‘Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals’ (UCL Institute of Health Equity, March 2013)
For more information on Keep Well, please visit the Keep Well Webpage.
Community Justice, Health and Wellbeing
For more information on Community Justice, please visit the Community Justice, Health and Wellbeing Webpage.
Deprivation in Grampian: from SIMD 2012 to SIMD 2016
For more information on Deprivation in Grampian, please visit the Deprivation in Grampian: from SIMD 2012 to SIMD2016 webpage
Health Traffic Lights 2015
For more information on Health Traffic Lights, please visit the Health Traffic Lights Webpage.
Healthy Working Lives
Health Inequalities Indicators
NHS Health Scotland Knowledge Services
- Health Inequalities Alert May 2017
- Health Inequalities Alert March 2017
- Health Inequalities Alert August/September 2016
- Health Inequalities Alert March 2017
Health Scotland Briefings
Inequality Briefings 2015/2016
- Health Inequalities: What are they and how do we reduce them?
- Good Work for All
- Economics of Prevention
- Place and Communities
Tackling health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities in Grampian
Gender Based Violence
For more information about Gender Based Violence, please visit the Gender Based Violence Webpage.