Community-led health and Primary Care

The integration of health and social care is top of the agenda for many agencies and organisations in improving health and tackling health inequalities. Primary Care services together with community and voluntary organisations are seeking ways of consolidating good practice to ensure all people have access to health and social services.     
CHEX attended the national conference on the ‘Next Steps to Primary Care’ on 21st January with delegates drawn mainly from Primary Care Services with a few community and third sector organisations also present.  The integration of health and social care focused discussion from all professions and partners in Primary Care on how they work with patients, work with each other and work with the wider community. 

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Community Health Exchange

CHEX is short for Community Health Exchange. We promote and support community-led health -where local communities identify the issues that are important to them and organise to take collective action to address these issues and improve their health. 

Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland:

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If you are a local group or organisation in Scotland working to improve the health of your community, or if you are in the statutory sector supporting this type of work, you can register with us for information, advice, networking and training opportunities.

Find out more about CHEX and our network of local community-led health organisations by selecting from the buttons below, or for more about what we do, use the menu on the left.


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  What is community-led health?

Want to know more about community-led health? Watch a short clip of our film 'The Picture of Health' below featuring some of the local organisations CHEX supports.  


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 *further chapters of the film can be accessed here along with subtitled versions*

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