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Views on prevention sought by MSPs

A Scottish Parliament Committee has launched a new inquiry into the preventative agenda > and would like to hear from you.

As part of it's ongoing workplan the Health and Sport Committee has published a call for views > on how the preventative agenda is being taken forward by Health and Social Care Partnerships, Health Boards, Local Authorities and the Scottish Government.  The call for evidence, which closes on 28 February 2017, asks for views on:

  • Which areas of preventative spending/ the preventative agenda would it be most useful for the Health and Sport Committee to investigate?
  • How can health boards and integrative authorities overcome the (financial and political) pressures that lead to reactive spending/ a focus on fulfilling only statutory duties and targets, to initiate and maintain preventative spend?
  • How could spend that is deemed to be preventative be identified and tracked more effectively? What is required in terms of data, evidence and evaluation to test interventions for producing ‘best value for money’?
  • How can the shift of spending from reactive/acute services to primary/preventative services be speeded up and/or incentivised?

The ALLIANCE will be submitting a response and would like to hear from you.  If you have views on preventative spend, what is stopping it and how the preventative agenda can be better applied across health and social care contact Andrew Strong, Assistant Director (Policy and Communications) by email at: or by phone on 0141 404 0231.

Scottish Parliament: Preventative Agenda >

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