Our Students Join in National Conversation on the Future of Scotland’s Health in Scotland

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30/11/15UWS – PaisleyThe future of health and social care services in Scotlandvisit by Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health.with Professor Derek Carson, Dean, School of Media, Culture and SocietyPhoto credit sho

Our students recently participated in an event at Paisley Campus aimed at gaining their views on the future of Scotland’s health and social care services.

The ‘Creating a healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?’ event, was supported by the University, the University’s Students’ Association, and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and took place on Monday 30 November 2015.

The event, which was held as part of the Scottish Government’s national conversation on the long-term future of health and social care services and improving the health of the population in Scotland, saw Jamie Hepburn MSP and Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health lead the debate.

Commenting on the event Jamie Hepburn said: “It was great to take part in discussions with students from UWS about their aspirations for the future of Scotland’s health and social care services.  There were some really interesting views and suggestions raised, which are of valuable input into this wider piece of work.  The Healthier Scotland Conversation provides an opportunity for all of Scotland to have their say on what’s important to them when thinking about the future of Scotland’s health and social care services in the next 10 to 15 years. I would encourage everyone to take part.”

In addition to giving their views on how the Scottish Government can help people lead healthier lives, students also gave expressed their thoughts on how health and social care services can be made more responsive to the public’s needs.

Professor Paul Martin, Depute Principal said: “We were delighted to welcome Jamie Hepburn to our Paisley Campus for this event, which gave students an important opportunity to engage in, and contribute to, this important, national debate. The response and feedback from students regarding this event was extremely positive.

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