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.

Position statements

Public Health Reform in Scotland (2019)

Priorities for Action on Alcohol in the 2018 Strategy (2018)

Embedding Sustainable Development in UK Public Health Training - UK Public Health Registrar Sustainable Development Network (2018)

Briefing on the NHS charging regulations for overseas visitors in England (2018)

Position statement on public health research (2018)

Position Statement on Salt (2018)

Folic acid fortification of flour (2018)

Transport & Health (2018)

Gambling (2018)

Local action to mitigate the health impacts of cars (2016)

Consultation responses

Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times (2021)

Greener NHS consultation response (2020)

Commission on Alcohol Harm (2020)

Scottish Government: Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings (2020)

Advancing our Health - Prevention in the 2020s - Faculty of Public Health response to consultation – October 2019

The impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016 (2019)

Introducing further advertising restrictions of products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) on TV and online (2019)

Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan - Proposals for possible changes to legislation (2019)

PRSB consultation on a core information standard for local health and care records (2019)

National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care: a consultation about priorities (2019)

Children (Equal Protection from Assault)(Scotland) Bill (2019)

Permitted development for shale gas exploration (2018)

Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime (2018)

NHS England: Developing the long term plan for the NHS (2018)

Defra: Air quality: draft Clean Air Strategy (2018)

Defra: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment (2018)

The National Planning Policy Framework (2018)

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Terms of Reference consultation submission (2017)

Raynsford review of planning (2017)

London mayor's draft transport strategy (2017)

APPG Healthy homes and buildings (2017)

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales (2017)

TfL’s role in promoting better health in London: London Assembly Health Committee (2016)

Suicide prevention in England inquiry: Health Select Committee (2016)

Traffic congestion in London: London Assembly Transport Committee (2016)

30-hour Free Childcare Entitlement: Department for Education (2016)

Exceptionality for funding panels