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Improving Scotland's Health

This Cross-party group's purpose:

To take a solutions-oriented focus on how to improve the health of the people of Scotland primarily 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.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the CPG will be confirmed in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact the secretariat.


Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Foysol Choudhury


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Brian Whittle


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Kenneth Anderson

Laura Andre

John Iain Broom

Christina Buckton

Prof Simon Capewell

Prof Laurence Gruer

Colwyn Jones

Peter Rice

Sue Whittle

Harpeet Kohli


Abertay University

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Institute of Alcohol Studies

ASH England

ASH Scotland

Association for Nutrition

Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership

Breast Cancer Now

Breastfeeding Network

British Dietetic Association

British Heart Foundation Scotland

British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland

British Physocological Society

Centre for Global Development, University of Aberdeen

Children's Health Scotland

COPE Scotland

Church of Scotland

Crew 2000 (Scotland)


Diabetes Scotland

Faculty of Public Health in Scotland

Families Outside

Fedcap Scotland

Food Standards Scotland

Generations Working Together

Glasgow Caledonian University

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 & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Kidney Research UK

Local Licensing Forum, Argyll & Bute Council

Mental Health Foundation

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


NHS Ayrshire& Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Fife

NHS Highland

NHS Grampian HSCP

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

Nourish Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland


Paths for All

Public Health Scotland

Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health 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 Government

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Obesity Alliance

Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN)

Scottish Recovery Consortium


St Andrews school of medicine and Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professional research unit University of Stirling

Stirling & Clackmannanshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Change Mental Health

University of Aberdeen

University of Bath

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Stirling

United Nation House Scotland

Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS)

Young Scot