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What is the Health Promoting Health Service?

The Health Promoting Health Service Programme (HPHS) focuses on the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors in hospital settings. It has an underpinning theme that “every healthcare contact is a health improvement opportunity.” 

It aims to support the development of a health promoting culture and embed effective health improvement practice within NHS Scotland.

The programme focuses on key topics; smoking; physical activity; food and health; alcohol; breastfeeding; sexual health; inequalities, mental health and Healthy Working Lives.

For further information, see the briefing leaflet produced by Health Scotland. 

How is NHS Borders supporting the programme?

At NHS Borders, the HPHS steering group are responsible for creating an action plan to deliver against the programme aims of the Health Promoting Health Service. Some of the work we are involved with is summarised in the links opposite: