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: 13 October 2020

This meeting will be held virtually at 2pm and will include the AGM. Anyone wishing to attend must contact Lauren Blair, [email protected], in advance of the meeting.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals


Voluntary Health Scotland – Secretary

Age Scotland 

Alcohol Focus Scotland 

ASH Scotland

Audit Scotland


Befriending Networks 

Big Lottery Fund

Breast Cancer Now

British Dental Association Scotland 

British Dietetic Association

British Medical Association

British Lung Foundation

British Red Cross

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Support Scotland 

Care Inspectorate

Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde


Changing Faces

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) 

Church of Scotland 

Community Leisure UK

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum (CJVSF)

Culture Counts 

Cycling Scotland 


Deaf Links Tayside

Energy Action Scotland

Energy Savings Trust 

Eden Project Communities

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC)

Family Fund Scotland 

Genetic Alliance

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) 

HIV Scotland 

Improvement Service

Inspiring Scotland 


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Macmillan Cancer Support

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association 

Salvesen Mindroom Centre 

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

Nourish Scotland 



Paths for All

Public Health Scotland

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland 

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

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 Men's Sheds Association

Scottish Obesity Alliance

Scottish Rural Health Partnership



Shelter Scotland

St Andrew’s First Aid 


Stroke Association 

Terrence Higgins Trust 

The Global Health Policy Unit, University of Edinburgh 

The Open University

The People's Health Movement Scotland


VOX Scotland Voices of Experience

Waverley Care 

Get involved

Next meeting:
13 October 2020


[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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