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

Next meeting: 03 May 2018

This meeting will be held at 1pm.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Jacquie Forde

Katherine Smith

David White 


Voluntary Health Scotland - Secretary

Alcohol Focus Scotland 

ASH Scotland

Audit Scotland

Befriending Networks 

Big Lottery Fund

British Dental Association Scotland 

British Medical Association

British Lung Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Care Inspectorate

Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde


Changing Faces

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum (CJVSF)

Cycling Scotland 

Deaf Links Tayside

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Energy Action Scotland

Family Fund Scotland 

Fife Society for the Blind

Genetic Alliance

HIV Scotland 

Improvement Service


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association 

Salvesen Mindroom Centre 

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

NHS Health Scotland

Nourish Scotland 



Paths for All

Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland 

Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing 

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 

Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) Scotland 

Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Scottish Council for Deafness

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Shelter Scotland


St Andrew’s First Aid 


Stroke Association 

The Open University

The People's Health Movement Scotland


Voluntary Action Scotland 

VOX Scotland Voices of Experience

Waverley Care 

Get involved

Next meeting:
03 May 2018




Donald Cameron MSP

Anas Sarwar MSP

Clare Haughey MSP

c/o Dan McCroskrie, Head of Office, Donald Cameron MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6990