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


Here you can download copies of

  • our strategic framework for action 2017 to 2022. which covers the strategic priorities we will focus on with our partners to improve the health and healthy life expectancy of the people of Scotland fairly
  • our strategy 2012 to 2016, which set out our role, direction and priorities.

Our strategy 2012 to 2016 was made before our accessibility policy was updated with a commitment to aim for WCAG AA standard. The document may not be fully accessible. 

If you need an accessible copy, please email Please say what format you need and what technologies you use to access documents (for example, a screen reader).


Other formats

If you require publications or documents in other formats please email the Public Health Scotland Other Formats team.