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:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

David White


Voluntary Health Scotland - Secretary

Age Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland

ASH Scotland

Audit Scotland


Befriending Networks

Breast Cancer Now

British Dental Association Scotland

British Medical Association

British Lung Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Support Scotland

Care Inspectorate

Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde


Changing Faces

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Children’s Hospice Association 

Community Leisure UK

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum (CJVSF)

Culture Counts

Cycling Scotland


Deaf Links Tayside

Energy Action Scotland

Eden Project Communities

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC)

Family Fund Scotland

Fife Society for the Blind

Genetic Alliance

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)

HIV Scotland

Improvement Service

Inspiring Scotland


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association

Salvesen Mindroom Centre

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

National Lottery Community Fund

NHS Health Scotland

Nourish Scotland



Paths for All

Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

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 Obesity Alliance

Scottish Rural Health Partnership


Shelter Scotland

St Andrew’s First Aid


Stroke Association

The Global Health Policy Unit, University of Edinburgh

The Open University

The People's Health Movement Scotland


Voluntary Action Scotland

VOX Scotland Voices of Experience

Waverley Care

Get involved

Next meeting:


[email protected]



Donald Cameron MSP

Richard Lyle MSP

Anas Sarwar MSP

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

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6990


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