The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force on 1 April 2018. It places a legal responsibility on named public bodies in Scotland to actively consider how they can reduce inequalities caused by socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions.
Scottish Government guidance (2021) Fairer Scotland Duty: guidance for public bodies provides a comprehensive explanation of the Duty together with useful tools to assess decision making processes.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is involved in a range of work to tackle inequality as a result of income inequality, poverty and social issues.
Food Insecurity/Poverty - NHSGGC's hospital based services assess for malnutrition and diet on admission. Our Financial Inclusion Group shares information on good practice around food poverty issues, highlighting the negative impact on health and stress and promoting community food initiatives.
Home Energy Advice - NHSGGC has a partnership with Home Energy Scotland. This means patient and staff struggling to pay with for fuel and requiring improvements to equipment receive the support they need. The service is promoted in hospitals and communities.