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  • Implementing the right to health

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • Right to health

    Today, our Director of Strategy, Cath Denholm, will share learning from our work on the right to health at Public Health England’s annual conference. Delegates will hear why w...

  • Working together to prevent suicide

    • 10 Sep 2018
    • Suicide

    World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2018 is one opportunity throughout the year to acknowledge that suicide is preventable and it’s everyone’s business. During Suicid...

  • Cost of the school day resources

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • Child poverty
    • Poverty

    Today, NHS Health Scotland and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland have jointly launched a suite of resources to raise awareness, prompt discussion and take action t...

  • Twice as likely to die early or live with ill health if you live in the poorest areas

    • 24 Aug 2018
    • Burden of disease

    We’ve known for some time that health inequalities exist, but our new report out today shows the scale of the problem. We found that people living in the poorest areas have do...

  • Shelter Scotland's Living Home Standard - addressing the housing divide

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • Housing

    Today’s report from Shelter Scotland highlights that one in three people in Scotland live in a home that does not meet the Living Home Standard.  The report builds on their 20...

  • Comment on new suicide prevention action plan

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • Suicide

    NHS Health Scotland has welcomed the publication today of the Scottish Government’s new suicide prevention action plan. The plan builds on previous key areas of work to raise...

  • New Type 2 Diabetes Framework

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • Diet

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes the Prevention, Early Detection and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes framework, out today from the Scottish Government. The framework sets ou...

  • Leading the way on physical activity

    • 12 Jul 2018
    • Physical activity

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes the Active Scotland Delivery Plan, out today from the Scottish Government. Physical activity and active play are crucial to our health and well-be...

  • Poverty affects educational attainment

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • Children

    NHS Health Scotland has today published a briefing on children’s social circumstances and educational attainment.  It is known that poor educational attainment has been linked...

  • Drug Related Deaths are a tragedy, and are preventable

    • 03 Jul 2018
    • Drugs

    Drug related deaths in Scotland have reached 934 in 2017; this is an 8% increase on 2016 figures. They are now at their largest number ever recorded. Half of drug related deat...