Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland
From time to time a document emerges that really is a game-changer. Campbell Christie, the trade unionist turned public service leader, chaired a commission that bears his name.  Although Campbell Christie died shortly after publication, his report provides the framework to take prevention seriously – in all its forms and with great potential influence on cancer. The Commission called for a different way of delivering public services, and inspired four principles:
Applying these principles to cancer prevention – all public services recognise the force of Christie’s proposals – could save many lives and cost us all much less. 
This issue has a brand new look and feel. We listened to feedback from our annual survey that indicated an appetite for more science in our newsletter (especially research taking place in Scotland), examples of good practice and more of a public health dimension. We have grouped these themes together and colour coded the science section orange for easy access.