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CFHS future plans

As many of you will be aware, Consumer Focus Scotland is being closed down as part of the UK Government’s new approach to consumer protection, which potentially left Community Food and Health (Scotland) homeless.

With the approval of the Scottish Government, who fund CFHS, as of 1 April 2013 the team becomes part of NHS Health Scotland, a Special Health Board with a national remit to reduce health inequalities. Its new corporate strategy, ‘A Fairer Healthier Scotland’, sets out the role, direction and priorities of NHS Health Scotland for the next five years.

CFHS has worked very closely with NHS Health Scotland, and its predecessor organisations, since we were established in 1996. It is currently our intention to continue with the e-bulletin and Fare Choice newsletter. All those who currently receive it will continue to do so unless we hear from you that you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

From 1 April 2013 you can contact CFHS by telephone on 0141 414 2890 and by email at

NHS Health Scotland have offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and full contact details for all team members will be circulated as soon as they are known.

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