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

Thursday 7 December 2017 at 1pm

Thursday 25 January 2018 at 1pm

Thursday 3 May 2018 at 1pm

Next meeting: 26 October 2017

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1). This meeting will include the AGM.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Jacquie Forde

Katherine Smith

David White 


Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) - Secretary

ASH Scotland

Audit Scotland

Big Lottery Fund


British Lung Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde


Changing Faces

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Deaf Links Tayside

Energy Action Scotland

Fife Society for the Blind

Genetic Alliance

Improvement Service

LGBT Health and wellbeing

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association 

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

NHS Health Scotland


Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing 

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 

Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Shelter Scotland

Stroke Association 

Open University

Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) Scotland 

Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland 

Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland 

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre

The People's Health Movement  Scotland 

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum (CJVSF)


HIV Scotland

Scottish Council for Deafness

Befriending Networks

Care Inspectorate


Get involved

Next meeting:
26 October 2017




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