Health Inequalities

Purpose of the group

The group aims to raise awareness of the causes of health inequalities amongst parliamentarians to influence legislation and amongst policy makers to promote evidence based actions which reduce health inequalities and to avoid legislation and policies which will make health inequalities in Scotland worse. 

Forthcoming meetings

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals


Voluntary Health Scotland – Secretary 

Age Scotland  

Alcohol Focus Scotland  

ASH Scotland 

Audit Scotland 


Befriending Networks  

Big Lottery Fund 

Breast Cancer Now 

British Dental Association Scotland  

British Dietetic Association (BDA)  

British Medical Association 

British Liver Trust 

British Lung Foundation 

British Red Cross 

Cancer Research UK 

Cancer Support Scotland  

Care Inspectorate 

Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde 


Changing Faces 

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland: CHAS  

Church of Scotland  

Community Leisure UK 

Community Pharmacy Scotland 

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum (CJVSF) 

Culture Counts  

Cycling Scotland  


Deaf Links Tayside 

Energy Action Scotland 

Energy Savings Trust  

Eden Project Communities 

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity 

Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership  

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) 

Family Fund Scotland  

Genetic Alliance 

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)  

HIV Scotland  

Improvement Service 

Inspiring Scotland  


LGBT Health and Wellbeing 

Macmillan Cancer Support 

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association  

Salvesen Mindroom Centre  

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

Nourish Scotland  



Paths for All 

Positive Steps 

Public Health Scotland 

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland  

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 

Rowan Alba 

Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland 

Royal College of Midwives 

Royal College of Nursing  

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 

Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) Scotland  

Royal Pharmaceutical Society 


Scotland Versus Arthritis 

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs 

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) 

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance 

Scottish Men's Sheds Association 

Scottish Obesity Alliance 

Scottish Rural Health Partnership 




Shelter Scotland 

St Andrew’s First Aid  


Stroke Association  

Terrence Higgins Trust  

The Global Health Policy Unit, University of Edinburgh  

The Health Agency  

The Open University 

The People's Health Movement Scotland 


VOX Scotland Voices of Experience 

Waverley Care

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