This website is now part of Public Health Scotland. Publications released after 16 March 2020 are now published on the Public Health Scotland website.
Improving health
Previously NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working to reduce health inequalities and improve health. We are part of NHSScotland, which consists of  

  • 14 regional Health Boards which are responsible for the delivery of frontline healthcare services and for the protection and improvement of their population's health
  • 7 special Health Boards and one public health body (Healthcare Improvement Scotland) which support the regional boards by providing a range of important specialist and national services.

Our main roles are to

  • provide evidence of what works to reduce health inequalities
  • work across all sectors in Scotland to put this evidence into action
  • support national and local policy makers to design and evaluate interventions that help build a fairer, healthier Scotland.

If you want to

  • make a comment about our work
  • know more about who we are and what we do
  • make a general enquiry about health inequalities.

please visit our Contact us section and choose the most appropriate option to fit your query.