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

Knowledge Services is a national resource for anyone with a professional interest in improving population health and reducing health inequalities in Scotland.

Here you can find information on the services available as well as how to sign up to receive free monthly alerts on new evidence and research.

Books, online journals and DVDs

Books, online journals and DVDs are available, free of charge, to anyone who lives or works in Scotland. You don’t need to be an NHSScotland employee.

Search for books, online journals and DVDs

You can browse our collection using the Knowledge Network library search. 

To view our Public Health topic-specific reading lists, visit the key resources page of the Public Health Community of Practice (external site).

Receiving books and DVDs

We will post books and DVDs to you free of charge.

Returning books and DVDs

You can return books and DVDs to our freepost address

Knowledge Services 
NHS Health Scotland 
5 Cadogan street
G2 6QE

Literature searches and evidence summaries

Literature searches and evidence summaries are available to NHS Health Scotland employees and those working in partnership with us.

Email Knowledge Services at phs.knowledge@phs to request a literature search.

To contact local NHS Boards’ Knowledge Services teams follow the links available in the Ask a Librarian (external site) section of the Knowledge Network. 

Register or sign in

You can browse our sites without an account. However, to benefit from our electronic and print resources available through the Library Search, and to access Communities or People Connect, you will need to have an NHSScotland OpenAthens username and password.