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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...

  • Obesity inequalities persist in Scotland

    • 27 Jul 2017
    • Obesity

    Today we have published new information to show how levels of obesity in Scotland have changed over time. The new analysis: ‘Obesity in Scotland: A Persistent Inequality’ also...

  • New analysis explains increase and inequality in drugs deaths

    • 26 Jul 2017
    • Drugs

    Today sees the release of new analysis which shows that the risk of drug-related deaths increased in Scotland from the 1990s for those born between 1960 and 1980, especially w...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...