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Health Inequalities

This Cross-party group's purpose:

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.

Next meeting

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities:

The next meeting will be on 4 June 2024 at 6.00 pm, online only.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Lauren Blair


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Brian Whittle


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Bob Doris


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

Carol Mochan


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)


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