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The Right to Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland

ALLIANCE Inequity, Poverty, Standard of Living The Health and Social Care Academy has published its latest thinkpiece,  The Right To Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland, highlighting the issue of Scotland's growing health inequalities. The thinkp ...

Monitoring Progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map

The Scottish Government Overweight, Obesity, Prevention, Nutrition, Eating Habits MAIN FINDINGS In 2013, 27.1% of adults (aged 16+) in Scotland were obese. A total of 64.6% were overweight (including obese). Between 1995 and 2013, the proportion of adults ...

The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Report on Health Inequalities

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Health Inequalities Despite significant investment in tackling health inequalities in Scotland since devolution, the gap between rich and poor remains persistently wide, according to an inquiry by the Health and Sport ...

SPICe Briefing- Obesity in Scotland

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) Obesity This briefing considers the sizeable health and economic burden attributable to obesity in Scotland. It also covers the actions taken by the Scottish Government, and the health care interventions bein ...

Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK Hunger, Food poverty The main task in Feeding Britain is to consider the reasons behind the large rise in the use of food banks, and associated provision of emergency food assistance, over the last few ...

Reducing health inequalities What NHS Non-Executive Directors can do to make a difference

NHS Health Scotland Health inequality, Community, Preventable illness Average population health has been steadily improving in Scotland whilst, at the same time, health inequalities have been growing. Many people die prematurely or live with preventable i ...

Reducing health inequalities: what NHS Non-Executive Directors can do to make a difference

NHS Health Scotland Reducing health inequalities Population health has been steadily improving in Scotland but, at the same time, health inequalities have been growing. Non-Executive Directors can play a pivotal role in ensuring NHS Boards act to reduce h ...

Scotland's Mental Health: Children and Young People 2013

NHS Health Scotland / ScotPHO Child mental health This report provides the first systematic assessment of mental health and its contextual factors for children and young people (C&YP) in Scotland. It analyses 73 indicators from the previously establis ...

Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card: Detailed Methodology and Findings

University of Strathclyde Glasgow Children, Exercise, Physical activity The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2013 is available to download in both Short-Form and Long-Form. The short-form highlights the main findings, while the long-form provides ...

Making a bad situation worse? The impact of welfare reform and the economic recession on health and health inequalities in Scotland (baseline report)

McCartney, G., et al, ScotPHO Welfare, Health Inequality This report provides a framework and baseline measures for the evaluation of the health and health inequalities impact of the current wave of welfare changes and the current economic downturn. It is ...

Exploring potential reasons for Glasgow's 'excess' mortality

Glasgow Centre for Population Health, NHS Health Scotland and The University of Aberdeen Excess mortality, Socioeconomic factor, Poor health, Deprived area The poor health profile of Scotland, and particularly that of its largest city, Glasgow, has been m ...

The Chance to work in Scotland

Taulbut, M. and McCartney, G. The importance of decent work to health This note summarises the evidence on the importance of work to the health of individuals and their families in Scotland.  It argues that lack of jobs, lack of work experience and qualif ...

NHS Smoking Cessation Service Statistics (Scotland) 1st January to 31st December 2012

Galbraith, L, Hecht, G. and Simmons, S. (ISD Scotland) Smoking cessation This report presents information on quit attempts made with the help of NHS smoking cessation services, and quit outcomes, during the 2012 calendar year. Included also are comparison ...

Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) Statistics School Year 2011/12- A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

ISD Scotland- Information Services Division, Scotland Measuring obesity in children This publication provides annual statistics on high, low and healthy body mass index (BMI) for Primary 1 school children, and includes data to school year 2011/12. The sta ...

Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health, 2008- 11: A module of the Scottish Health Survey

Rutherford, L. and Rid, S., ScotCen Social Research Health behaviours, Change, Health education This report presents findings from the Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health (KAM) module included within the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) between 20 ...

Promoting Renewable Energy in the UK: What Difference has Devolution Made?

Cowell, R., et al, Cardiff University Renewable energy Scotland's delivery of devolution and renewable energy development should be a model for other UK Governments to follow, according to a recent study by Robert Gordon University (RGU). The newly p ...

Achieving our Potential: An Analysis of Area-based Approaches to Improving Energy Efficiency in scotland's Homes

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland and the Energy Agency Energy efficiency This report states that improving the energy efficiency of existing housing can make a difference to energy bill. The research, carried out for WWF Scotland and the Energy Agency, ...

Scottish Health Survey 2011

The Scottish Government Details of the health of the Scottish population in private households This is the seventh report in the Scottish Health Survey series which began in 1995.  The report comprises separate volumes for adults and children and Health B ...

Comparisons of Health-Related Behaviours and Health Measures between Glasgow and the rest of Scotland

Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) ALL CAUSES OF MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY, BEHAVIOUR, CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, INEQUALITY, LIFESTYLE, MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIOECONOMIC FACTOR This report aims to provide comprehensive comparisons of adult risk fa ...

Effective services for substance misuse & homelessness in Scotland: The recommendations of the Advisory Group on Homelessness and Substance Misuse

The Group makes 12 recommendations for actions covering the two key themes of strategic and organisational responses, and service design and delivery. It calls for: * A joint strategic response at national level to be developed * A joint strategic respons ...