Building healthy communities – tackling the key challenges to health improvement in Scotland

Thursday 2nd February 2017 ( 9.15 am – 1 pm)

Central Glasgow


Outline -

Featuring a keynote address from Gerald McLaughlin, Chief Executive of NHS Health Scotland, this half-day conference will explore the impact of five leading public health challenges – obesity, diabetes, long term conditions, mental health and alcohol misuse – and showcase innovative community-led and community-based responses which seek to engage and empower efforts to build healthy communities.


Featuring -

GERALD MCLAUGHLIN, Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland
IRENE OLDFATHER, Director of Strategy and Engagement, The ALLIANCE
KIRSTEEN MURRAY, Interim Director, Diabetes Scotland
GWENN MCCREATH, Chief Executive, Health in mind
JOANNE ALLEN, Partnerships Business Development Manager, Slimming World
BRIAN CAVANAGH, Managing Director, Brian Cavanagh Consulting

Background -
Scotland has made significant progress in shaking off the tag “the sick man of Europe” and thanks to a long-term policy commitment life expectancy rates in Scotland have improved and are edging closer to European averages. Yet the nation faces significantly different health challenges now than in the past. Scotland’s health is no longer about combating the industrial diseases of the last century but rather about responding to a range of debilitating conditions that have the potential to perpetuate significant health inequalities within communities across the country.

 Obesity. Diabetes. Long term conditions. Mental health. Alcohol misuse. These are the current leading challenges facing Scotland’s public health – each presenting a barrier to the ambition of community health improvement.


 Cost to attend -


An early bird discount is available for this event. Enjoy 20% off the cost of your tickets if you complete your booking by Friday 16 December 2016.




Private sector rate

(Commercial organisations – Ltd, plc, LLP etc)
£149 +VAT
£119.20 +VAT early bird rate
Public sector rate
(Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, NHS, police, universities and colleges etc.)
£125 +VAT
£100 +VAT early bird rate

Third sector rate 

(Charities, voluntary and community groups, tenant and patient groups, professional bodies, trade unions etc)

£99 +VAT

£79.20 +VAT early bird rate

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