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  • New figures show life expectancy continues to stall

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • Health inequality

    Data published today shows that life expectancy continues to stall in Scotland after the improvements seen up to 2012.   The National Life Tables for Scotland 2016-2018 report...

  • Are you with us?

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • Housing

    NHS Health Scotland believes everyone should have a safe, secure and affordable home. That’s why today we are delighted to adopt Shelter Scotland’s Charter for Change as part...

  • Ask. Tell. Save a life.

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • Suicide

    Today marks the start of Suicide Prevention Week 2019 (9-15 September) and we are pleased to support it.  We believe that working together helps prevent suicide and this is a...

  • A Programme for Government which supports public health

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • Corporate

    On Tuesday 3 September the First Minister set out the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for the coming year (2019/20). Featured in the Programme are a range of in...

  • Response to Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends

    • 14 Aug 2019
    • Health inequality

    We welcome the publication of the Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic trends for 2018. Understanding trends in life expectancy is important because spotting chang...

  • MUP well implemented and compliance amongst alcohol licensed premises high

    • 01 Aug 2019
    • Minimum unit pricing

    Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol has been implemented effectively, with compliance high amongst licensed premises in Scotland. These are the key findings of the first study fr...

  • A deeper look at stalling life expectancy

    • 18 Jul 2019
    • Health inequality

    Public Health Scientists from NHS Health Scotland have contributed to a paper out today which shows that mortality rates have worsened across almost all age groups against a b...

  • Drug deaths are preventable, not inevitable

    • 16 Jul 2019
    • Drugs

    Figures published today show the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland is the highest number ever recorded, for the fifth year in a row. In 2018, 1,187 people lost their l...

  • Response to CYP Mental Health Task Force recommendations

    • 11 Jul 2019
    • Children

    We welcome the publication of the recommendations put forward by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Task Force, in particular, the recognition that there is a need...

  • Legislative consultation on Public Health Scotland

    • 04 Jul 2019
    • Corporate

    We need to maintain a sharp national focus on the right to health and on those experiencing the worst inequalities in the new national public health body. This is our key reco...