Primary Care Health Inequalities Short-Life Working Group: report

This report identifies recommendations to maximise primary care’s significant potential to tackle health inequalities and inequity across Scotland’s communities. The accompanying “Chance to Change Scotland” report also provides lived experience perspectives on the issues addressed in this report.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

AHP – Allied Health Profession

BMA – British Medical Association

C2C – Chance 2 Change

CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training

CLW – Community Links Worker

CMO – Chief Medical Officer

COVID-19 – Coronavirus disease

DEFRA – Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

EMG – Expert Medical Generalist

GMS – General Medical Services

Govan SHIP – Govan Social and Health Integration Partnership

GP – General Practitioner

HIS – Healthcare Improvement Scotland

IAs – Integration Authorities

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

MRG – Ministerial Recovery Group

NCS – National Care Service

NESNHS Education for Scotland

NHS – National Health Service (Scotland)

NRS – National Records of Scotland

OOH – Out of Hours

OT – Occupational Therapy

PCIPs – Primary Care Improvement Plans

PHS – Public Health Scotland

QNIS – Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland

RCGP – Royal College of General Practitioners

RCN – Royal College of Nursing

SIMD – Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

SLWG – Short Life Working Group

TOR – Terms of Reference

VHS – Voluntary Health Scotland

WHO – World Health Organization



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