The Improvement Service (IS) has published its response to the Scottish Government consultation on the creation of a national public health body, 'Public Health Scotland'.
The IS welcomes the establishment of such a body and the aspirations of public health reform as aligning with our core purpose to help councils and their partners improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland. We particularly welcome the recognition of the role and contribution that local government makes to public health through the range of services that councils provide on a daily basis and the outcomes they are working with partners to achieve.
Read our full response to the consultation.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
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