Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 And Beyond

Purpose of the group

  • To take a solutions-oriented focus on how to improve the health of the people of Scotland by reducing the health harms caused by alcohol, tobacco, poor diet and obesity and
  • To join up knowledge and learning, and to identify positive ways forward, with a range of stakeholders committed to improving public health and to preventing and reducing non-communicable diseases for the next generation.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Laura Andre

Kenneth Anderson

Iain Broom

Simon Capewell

Laurence Gruer

Colwyn Jones

Peter Rice

Sue Whittle 


Alcohol Focus Scotland - Secretariat

ASH Scotland - Secretariat

Abertay University


Association for Nutrition

Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership

Befriending Networks

Breast Cancer Now

Breastfeeding Network

British Dietetic Association

British Heart Foundation Scotland

Big Lottery Fund Scotland

British Medical Association Scotland

Cancer Research UK

Centre for Global Development, University of Aberdeen


Children’s Health Scotland

Children in Scotland

Church of Scotland

COPE Scotland

Consensus Action on Salt, Sugar and Health

Crew 2000 (Scotland)

Cycling Scotland

Faculty of Public Health in Scotland

Families Outside

Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Food Standards Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (NHS)

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Group for Research on Inequalities and Tobacco (GRIT), University of Edinburgh

The Health Agency 

Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Homes for Scotland

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Local Licensing Forum, Argyll & Bute Council

Mental Health Foundation

Mentor Scotland

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside

Nourish Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland

Paths for All

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health Scotland

Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal Environmental Health institute of Scotland

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

ScotCen Social Research

Scottish Cancer Foundation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Obesity Alliance

Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN)

Scottish Recovery Consortium

Support in Mind Scotland

University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Stirling

Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS)

West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service

Young Scot

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