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The Right to Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland



Subject Keywords: Inequity, Poverty, Standard of Living
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Scotland

The Health and Social Care Academy has published its latest thinkpiece, The Right To Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland, highlighting the issue of Scotland's growing health inequalities.

The thinkpiece >has been produced to coincide with a debate in the Scottish Parliament, led by representatives of the Health and Sport Committee, on the growing disparity between life expectancy in the most deprived and most affluent areas of Scotland.  The thinkpiece highlights:

  • The causes of health inequalities across Scotland
  • The growing interdependence between poverty, health inequalities and long term conditions
  • How to tackle health inequalities, including ensuring that people and the third sector are integral partners in planning and developing successful approaches

The Scottish Parliament debate, to be held on Thursday 26 March, will see MSPs consider progress of a long running inquiry into the issue of health inequalities.





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Suggested citation:

ALLIANCE. (2015) The Right to Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th October 2019].


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