Earlier this year, the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy co-hosted a seminar on human rights based approaches to health and social care.
The purpose was to bring senior civil servants together with a number of agencies promoting human rights based approaches towards a fairer and a healthier Scotland. The seminar built on the First Minister’s commitment made in December 2015 to “do even more and be even better at incorporating human rights in making policy and delivering services” .
Watch this short film to hear what the Chief Executive of NHSScotland Paul Gray, Virginia McVea, Director of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Professor Paul Hunt, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health (and others) had to say on the day.
The seminar also heard from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy on research they were doing on the right to health with marginalised groups. That research was published in September 2016.