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  • Suicide figures show narrowing of inequality gap

    • 02 Aug 2017
    • Suicide

    New figures released today by ScotPHO confirm there were 728 deaths by suicide in Scotland in 2016, an increase of 56 deaths from the previous year. There remains an overall d...

  • Prisons to be smoke-free by 2018

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • Smoking

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes today’s announcement by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) that it intends to make Scotland's prisons smoke free by the end of next year. Inmates a...

  • New app to improve engagement on place and health

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • Place standard

    An app for the Place Standard has been developed for the first time. It is now available to download for free for Android or Apple smartphones or tablets.  The places and spac...

  • New analysis shows what we are living with and dying from in Scotland

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • Burden of disease

    Today sees the publication of new analysis which shows the extent to which different diseases affect Scotland’s health and life expectancy. The analysis used an internationall...

  • JRF’s Minimum Income Standard for the UK

    • 06 Jul 2017
    • Income

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes today’s update from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on the Minimum Income Standard for the UK 2017.  We already know that income is an extrem...

  • Young People – what chance have they got?

    • 05 Jul 2017
    • Young people

    Naomi Eisenstadt has launched her second report to the Scottish Government as Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, which focuses on the life chances of young people...

  • Response to Scottish Government position on planning review

    • 30 Jun 2017
    • Place standard

    The Scottish Government has today published its position statement on the planning review. Ensuring that the places and spaces where we live, work and play have a positive in...

  • NHS Health Scotland welcomes new Dementia Strategy

    • 29 Jun 2017
    • Dementia

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy 2017-2020. It offers an excellent opportunity to promote a national approach with NHS health boards, integra...

  • Achieving Inclusive Growth for Scotland event

    • 27 Jun 2017
    • Health inequality

    Today (27 June), we are co-hosting the Achieving Inclusive Growth for Scotland event. This is in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Business in the Commu...

  • Scotland's alcohol problem persists

    • 21 Jun 2017
    • Alcohol

    NHS Health Scotland has today published the latest data on Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. The report, Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy: Monitoring...