We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Government has officially joined EUREGHA and is now a full member. The Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate is now fully on board and we are very much looking forward to working together on shared interests and priorities.
We are convinced Scotland will benefit from the EU-level cooperation among regional and local authorities provided through EUREGHA, especially in a moment when key priorities and objectives for the public health sector are being redefined and new financial programmes revised for the future programming period. At the same time, EUREGHA and all its members will be able to learn from new good practices and ways to face common challenges through fruitful exchanges with the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. Together, we will make sure the highest quality of health and social care services are delivered to people in Scotland and across the EU, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
EUREGHA is growing as a reference network and is establishing closer and stronger collaborations with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders, making the voice of regional and local health authorities heard at EU level.