Imagine if… the life expectancy and chances of each newborn child in Scotland were not shaped, in part, by a factor as arbitrary as the postcode in which they reside the voices of those who are vulnerable, isolated, or afraid, were especially sought, supported and valued in improving health and care the deference often shown by people using services to health and care professionals for their expert opinion, was always shown in turn by those professionals to them – in recognition of the expertise that each individual brings by virtue of their unique perspective and experience, and the health and care services that matter so much to all of us for our own wellbeing, for those whom we love, for our friends and neighbours,…