Author: Chris Littlejohn, Deputy Director of Public Health with NHS Grampian
Date: 24 April 2019
Chris Littlejohn, Deputy Director of Public Health with NHS Grampian, responds to At the frontier of Collaborative and Participatory Governance: Eight Discussions to support putting Christie into action, a report by What Works Scotland and Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership which reflects on the learning from their collaborative work.
He considers some of the challenges the report raises for a public health agenda committed to tackling inequalities, starting with the high expectations when What Works Scotland was commissioned to answer the question of “how to implement Christie”. He indicates that one of its final publications, At the frontier of Collaborative and Participatory Governance: Eight Discussions to support putting ‘Christie’ into Action, does not disappoint, distilling and refining into one document the insights the researchers have gleaned from the What Works Scotland engagement work during the past few years. he says, the short answer seems to be “it’s challenging”, but the report provides much to consider and reflect upon and will be an invaluable resource for those on the sharp end of doing so.