Tackling the Divide: Exploring Health Inequalities in Scotland

16th October 2023

09:15 – 10:15

PJ& Live, Aberdeen

Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, health inequalities are on the rise in Scotland, and have been exacerbated by events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis. With urgent progress needed, we’ll be considering how socioeconomic factors are influencing health inequalities and what further action is needed to improve health outcomes. Bringing together a range of health organisations, the conversation will focus on ensuring equitable access to diagnosis and treatment, as well as the technological devices that support self-management.



Kirsteen Paterson

Journalist, Holyrood Magazine

Michael Matheson

Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care

Dr Marion Slater

Consultant Physician and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Craig Spalding

Chief Executive Officer of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

John Kinnear

National Director, Diabetes Scotland

Name Surname MP

Shadow Minister for Skills and Further Education

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