To improve health and reduce inequalities it is essential that you understand the health of your population and the factors that shape it. Fundamental to that understanding is good quality information and robust data.

The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) brings together a wide variety of high quality data, profiles and reports on the health of Scotland’s population. ScotPHO is a collaboration led by NHS Health Scotland and ISD Scotland. The wealth of public health information available on the ScotPHO website includes their online profiles tool which allows you to access a wide variety of data for your local area and for Scotland.