‘Disinvestment’, or ‘freeing up’ resources for reinvestment?

This seminar, run by What Works Scotland in partnership with ScotPHN and NHS Health Scotland, examined issues around changing the balance of spend to emphasise prevention and to shift the balance of care away from hospitals into social care in the community. It considered the assumptions around disinvestment, and how to measure and realise potential savings in prevention.

Blog: Suicide, Alcohol- and Drug-related Death: Scottish Stories of Place-based Disadvantage and Male Vulnerability

Latest in our series of blogs on place-based inequality, in which Dr Jon Minton discusses evidence from a recent study of risk and vulnerability to death in Scotland. The evidence shows that within the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods men are more vulnerable to death by alcohol, suicide or drugs.