THERE has been significant progress in improving the health of people in Glasgow, but it is still obvious there is a long way to go.
While figures for cancer, heart disease and strokes have shown some improvement, within the figures there is still a major problem with people from deprived areas.
The Public Audit Committee is coming to Glasgow to meet the people who are directly affected and not just sit in Holyrood and take the opinions of medical experts and government ministers.
More committees should do the same and get out into the country and hear what matters to the people directly from the people.
Why are some people in some areas more likely to die from a heart attack? Why are they less likely to get treatment that could save their lives?
These are serious questions that need to be answered and hopefully the committee coming to Glasgow will be the first step in providing the solutions.
On one hand Glasgow is home to mass participation events like the Women's 10K and Great Scottish Run which is helping improve health, but on the other the big three killers are still rife.
Whatever factors are holding the city back form making the breakthrough in health must be identified and addressed.