What we think

We’re proud to do policy-focused work that aims to give everyone the best chance to live a healthy life, no matter who they or where they live. On this page you’ll be able to read our recent position statements which tell you what we think on a number of different issues. You’ll also be able to read consultation responses which we’ve developed in collaboration with our members to help inform policy development in a way that puts public health at the heart of the narrative.

Healthy Lives Fairer Futures

A call to action from the Faculty of Public Health in Scotland, Healthy Lives, Fairer Futures sets out some of the actions we believe should be taken to address health inequalities for best effect in Scotland. The priorities within the document are very challenging, mostly requiring concerted action across society as a whole, as well as government action.

Functions and Standards of a Public Health System

This document draws together a range of different papers that the Faculty of Public Health has produced in recent years to describe the essential functions of a public health system, and the standards and contribution of the specialist public health workforce that are crucial to a robust UK public health structure.

Position statements and consultation responses

Please note these are external resources and do not represent FPH's position

Acheson 1998 - Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health

Acheson 1988 - Public Health in England

Document from ProQuest’s House of Commons Parliamentary Papers displayed with permission of ProQuest LLC. https://parlipapers.proquest.com/parlipapers/docview/t70.d75.1987-083671