Price free
Delivery Type Online
Training Provider NHS Health Scotland

Health inequalities: Awareness eLearning module

This module is an introduction to learning about health inequalities. This course is relevant to all staff working in public services out with health and social care. This module explores what is meant by health inequalities, what causes them and what can be done to prevent them.


This module is suitable for anyone who plans or delivers services to the public.  

By the end of this module you should be able to:

Define health inequalities and their main causes

Recognise interventions which are effective in reducing health inequalities

Reflect on how your own role can contribute to reducing health inequalities

Identify the next steps to develop your health inequalities knowledge or practice further


The course includes four sections and should take around 30 minutes to complete.

Training Provider Overview

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working to reduce health inequalities and improve health. Our main roles are to provide evidence of what works to reduce health inequalities; work across all sectors in Scotland to put this evidence into action; and support national and local policy makers to design and evaluate interventions that help build a fairer, healthier Scotland.

Our online learning is free to all learners who can access any of our resources by setting up a learner account on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE):

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: NHS Health Scotland

Telephone: 0141 414 2888



Quality Assurance

The workforce development team at NHS Health Scotland adopt a robust quality assurance process in the development of all their learning resources. The process includes key considerations for learning and development such as meeting legal requirements and policy requirements in learning and development; alignment to our corporate strategy with a focus on raising awareness about or tackling health inequalities; learning and development good practice; implementation and marketing plans; and approaches to evaluation.

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