Can Scotland achieve its aim of narrowing health inequalities in a post-pandemic world?

Walsh, D. , Lowther, M., McCartney, G. and Reid, K. (2020) Can Scotland achieve its aim of narrowing health inequalities in a post-pandemic world? Public Health in Practice, 1, 100042. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100042) (PMID:34173576) (PMCID:PMC7558242)

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In this commentary we explore the potential for the devolved Scottish Government to achieve its stated aim of narrowing health - and broader societal (including economic) - inequalities within both the restrictions of limited devolved powers, and in the context of post-pandemic uncertainty. We do so by focussing on two questions: first, where were we with regards to inequalities policy in Scotland before the pandemic? And second, what are the likely implications of the pandemic for inequalities, and inequalities policymaking, in the country?

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCartney, Professor Gerard and Walsh, Dr David
Authors: Walsh, D., Lowther, M., McCartney, G., and Reid, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Public Health in Practice
ISSN (Online):2666-5352
Published Online:15 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Public Health in Practice 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence

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