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Publication name:
Date:
28 March 2023
Summary:
This booklet explains what conditions your baby can be tested for and what the tests involve.

The newborn screening tests offered to all babies in the first few days and weeks of their life aim to ensure conditions are identified and treatment is started as soon as possible.
Languages:
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Easy Read, English, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

Date:
01 March 2023
Summary:
Childsmile National Headline Data 2023
Languages:
English

Date:
31 December 2022
Summary:
This leaflet is for parents whose baby has been referred to the audiology clinic for a further hearing test.

This leaflet explains why this test is needed
and what is involved.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 October 2022
Summary:
This leaflet is about the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, which is offered to help protect your baby against tuberculosis (TB).
Languages:
Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Easy Read, English, Large print, Pashto, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Urdu

Date:
27 October 2022
Summary:
This leaflet is about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (injections) for men who have sex with men that you can have to help protect yourself against four types of HPV that can cause cancer and genital warts.
Languages:
Arabic, Easy Read, English, Large print, Polish, Simplified Chinese

Date:
20 September 2022
Summary:
This resource tells you what diabetic eye screening is and why it is important to get screened if you suffer from diabetes.
Languages:
Arabic, Easy Read, English, Large print, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Urdu

Date:
29 August 2022
Summary:
Childsmile Presentation - Mentoring for DOPs
Languages:
English

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Arabic including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Arabic

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Bengali including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Bengali

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Farsi including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Farsi

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Gaelic including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Gaelic

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Hindi including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Hindi

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Hungarian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Hungarian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Kurdish Sorani including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Sorani

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Large Print including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.
Languages:
Large print

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Latvian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Latvian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Lithuanian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Lithuanian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Polish including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Polish

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Punjabi including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Punjabi

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Romanian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Romanian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Russian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Russian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Simplified Chinese

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Slovakian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Slovak

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Traditional Chinese (Cantonese) including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Traditional Chinese

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Ukrainian including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Ukrainian

Date:
20 July 2022
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Urdu including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
Urdu

Date:
02 June 2022
Summary:
This booklet provides information about delivering preventive dental services to children following the changes to the statement of dental remuneration (SDR).
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
18 May 2022
Summary:
This updated factsheet describes the disease, its diagnostic features, control and treatment, and provides a picture of its incidence in the UK and around the world.
Languages:
Arabic, Dari, Easy Read, English, Large print, Pashto, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian

Date:
17 February 2022
Summary:
A timetable detailing the routine immunisation programme for children and young people.

This poster is a non-standard size and should not be printed. To order copies, please contact your local Health Promotion department or email phs.generalpublications@phs.scot
Languages:
English

Date:
06 January 2022
Summary:
National Toothbrushing Standards - interim Coronavirus guidance
Languages:
English

Date:
26 October 2021
Summary:
Posters highlighting the national screening programmes for the prison population, those staying in long-stay facilities and healthcare staff.
Languages:
English

Date:
13 August 2021
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in English including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine consent form.

Guidance about how to complete the flu vaccine consent form.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 August 2021
Summary:
Flu vaccine information for children in Easy Read including:

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school).

A child flu vaccine information leaflet for parents and carers of primary school children.

A flu vaccine information leaflet for secondary school pupils.

A flu vaccine information leaflet on What to expect after the child flu vaccine.
Languages:
Easy Read

Publication name:
Date:
19 April 2021
Summary:
This booklet explains what you need to know after getting
a higher-chance screening result for Down’s syndrome, or Edwards’ syndrome or Patau’s syndrome
Languages:
Arabic, Easy Read, English, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian

Publication name:
Date:
16 March 2020
Summary:
Cervical screening poster encouraging women to take up their smear test invitation.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 February 2020
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019.

An accessible version can be found at: www.healthscotland.scot/publications/annual-accounts
Languages:
English

Date:
05 December 2019
Summary:
Coping with stress after a major incident
Languages:
English

Date:
29 November 2019
Summary:
Childsmile National Headline Data 2019
Languages:
English

Date:
01 October 2019
Summary:
This booklet contains some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now and to stop it building up in future.

The information within these resources, including the relaxation exercises, is available from the Healthy Living section at NHS inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing/stress/struggling-with-stress

However, the booklet will remain available for those who experience challenges accessing on-line information and would prefer a printed copy.
Languages:
English, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Urdu

Date:
22 August 2019
Summary:
The Read between the lines campaign calls on everyone to be alert to the warning signs of suicide in their friends, family and workmates. The message is that if you’re worried about someone, asking directly about their feelings can help to save their life.
Languages:

Date:
22 August 2019
Summary:
The Art of conversation includes sections on the myths and the signs of suicide, spotting the signs and helping, and advice on starting difficult conversations.

It aims to help the reader to be a good listener, details training courses and includes other available resources that are in place across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Languages:

Date:
24 June 2019
Summary:
This booklet gives information about stopping smoking when you're pregnant.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
04 February 2019
Summary:
Making a change. Helping you make positive choices about the amount you drink.
Languages:
English, Polish, Russian

Publication name:
Date:
07 January 2019
Summary:
Knowledge Services' Health Improvement alert for Dec 2018
Languages:
English

Date:
21 December 2018
Summary:
Childsmile National Headline Data 2018
Languages:
English

Date:
10 December 2018
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with health inequalities research.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 November 2018
Summary:
This booklet gives information about stopping smoking when in prison.
Languages:
Easy Read, English, Polish

Publication name:
Date:
15 November 2018
Summary:
Monthly current awareness bulletin for Health Economics
Languages:
English

Date:
15 October 2018
Summary:
Below you can find the HPV immunisation programme – information for head teachers, which contains information about the HPV immunisation programme and the HPV vaccine, as well as web links for head teachers and school staff to signpost for further information. You can also find a copy of the consent form and a copy of the cover letter which is issued to girls and their parents in advance of their HPV immunisation session.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 September 2018
Summary:
Flu immunisation campaign poster 2018.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 September 2018
Summary:
Flu immunisation campaign poster for pregnant women 2018.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 September 2018
Summary:
Flu immunisation campaign poster for healthcare professionals 2018.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 September 2018
Summary:
Information on the MenB vaccine for babies.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 September 2018
Summary:
Below you will find:

• a template letter, which you can adapt, that can be used to invite eligible patients in to your practice for the shingles vaccine
• the shingles leaflet, Protect yourself from the pain of shingles, to accompany your invitation letter and/or display in your practice
• the shingles screen saver to display in your practice if you can

Patients should be directed to www.nhsinform.scot/shingles for more information.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
23 July 2018
Summary:
This booklet is for people who are worried about their memory. Sometimes people are afraid that forgetfulness is the start of something else, like dementia. This can worry older people especially. People who have had a relative with dementia may also be particularly anxious about memory problems. Your memory may be nothing to worry about, but this booklet will help you decide if you should visit your doctor.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 July 2018
Summary:
Presentations from the 2018 Childsmile symposium that took place on the 23rd January in Glasgow.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 July 2018
Summary:
Toothbrushing Count and a paragraph saying; Information on children toothbrushing in the Childsmile programme between January and June 2017.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
22 June 2018
Summary:
A guide for local Health Boards and external partners which explains how to use the Web2Print online portal to produce customised print materials.
Languages:
English

Date:
16 May 2018
Summary:
This Easy Read booklet tells people with learning disabilities about a health needs assessment report published in 2017. The report provides a broad overview of current research evidence on the health needs of adults with learning disabilities. It is an update of the 2004 health needs assessment.
Languages:
Easy Read

Publication name:
Date:
15 May 2018
Summary:
Setting the Table - nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland is a guidance publication for food provision in early years childcare provision.

The aim is to ensure that children aged 0–5 in childcare settings across Scotland are offered healthy and nutritious meals, snacks and drinks.

The resource was last published in 2015. This current version of Setting the Table (2015) must be viewed in conjunction with the updated information in the introduction (pages i-iv).
Languages:
English, Large print

Date:
20 April 2018
Summary:
In Scotland, we are embarking on a transformation programme to modernise how vaccinations are delivered to our communities. The first newsletter from the Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP) details the programme's objectives.

Accessibility disclaimer: The main document is not fully accessible. This is a temporary document until an accessible version can replace it. We have also provided a simple text version that is accessible.
Languages:
English

Date:
09 March 2018
Summary:
This booklet is for younger people with dementia (those who are under 65 years old). It includes information that people with dementia and their families found helpful around the time of diagnosis.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 March 2018
Summary:
These are transcripts of the Younger people with dementia video.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 March 2018
Summary:
This publication is for carers of people with moderate to severe dementia. This publication includes tips from other carers about how to live well and look after yourself.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 March 2018
Summary:
This booklet is for people who are either worried about or who have been diagnosed with dementia. It provides reassurance and suggests practical steps to improve or maintain dignity and the quality of life as far as possible.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 March 2018
Summary:
Brief guide explaining why having a smoking policy in the workplace policy is useful, environmental and passive smoking factors, legal issues, the process of creating and key elements of a policy. Also contains a list of support agencies and further reading.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 February 2018
Summary:
This Early Years Information Pathway is designed to guide professionals through the national information resources that are available to facilitate discussion and effective communication with parents and carers. The pathway covers pre-birth to pre-school.

A professional briefing is available to provide additional guidance to the 2018 version of the Early Years Information Pathway.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 February 2018
Summary:
The 77th edition of the Community Food and Health (Scotland) newsletter.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 January 2018
Summary:
Choose Life - Reminder email January 2018
Languages:
English

Date:
22 January 2018
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin January 2018
Languages:
English

Date:
16 January 2018
Summary:
The information in this leaflet is designed to inform you about the necessary immunisations which will help protect your baby.
Languages:
Chinese, Easy Read, English, Polish, Urdu

Date:
20 December 2017
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin December 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
20 December 2017
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin December 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
31 October 2017
Summary:
The 76th edition of the Community Food and Health (Scotland) newsletter.
Languages:
English

Date:
13 October 2017
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin October 2017
Languages:

Date:
13 October 2017
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin October 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
19 September 2017
Summary:
This booklet is for you if you’re a young person, and someone you’re close to has dementia. Maybe it’s your mother or father,
one of your grandparents, another relative or a family friend.

This booklet will help you to understand what dementia is, and what’s happening to the person with dementia, cope with the effect the person’s illness has on you, and find help and support if you need it.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of recently published books on Alcohol available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
Up to date reading list of books on the subject of children, held within NHS HS
Languages:
English

Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
Books held at NHS HS on the subject of Communication and marketing
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of books held at HS on the subject area of community development
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of recently published books on Drug Misuse available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of recently published books on Epidemiology and Statistics available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of recently published books on Equalities available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 September 2017
Summary:
List of recently published books on Food and Nutrition available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
11 August 2017
Summary:
A central invitation letter for reference that will be sent to invite eligible patients aged 65 years or over for the flu immunisation
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
08 August 2017
Summary:
These guidelines have been produced for two reasons: to help strengthen the Childsmile brand internally and to allow you to apply the brand consistently to external audiences.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 July 2017
Summary:
This guide reflects our ongoing commitment to suicide prevention and provides a practical, positive approach to supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide and to supporting the professionals who respond to a death by suicide.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 July 2017
Summary:
The Links Worker Programme is a Scottish Government funded programme piloted in deprived areas of Glasgow. It aims to support general practice patients with complex needs to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care and to mitigate the impact of the social determinants of health. The University of Glasgow conducted a three-year, mixed-method, independent evaluation of the Links Worker Programme, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland. The final report sets out the main findings and recommendations from the evaluation.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 June 2017
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin June 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
27 June 2017
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin June 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
08 June 2017
Summary:
The 75th edition of the Community Food and Health (Scotland) newsletter.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 June 2017
Summary:
User guide for the NHS Scotland library search
Languages:
English

Date:
21 April 2017
Summary:
First Teeth, Healthy Teeth is a guide for professionals, parents and carers. It is a two-sided guide. One side contains simple oral health advice, broken down into bullet points (like a script) for professionals to pass on to the parent or carer. The other side is tailored towards the parent or carer and includes photographs or X-rays illustrating examples of nursing bottle decay, dental erosion and the development of teeth.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
19 April 2017
Summary:
Booklet of nursery songs and rhymes compiled for the Play@Home programme
Languages:
English

Date:
23 February 2017
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin February 2017
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
22 February 2017
Summary:
This manual has been written primarily for trainers, and focuses particularly on the preparation needed to deliver the SHARE programme. It is for any trainer working with those who deliver RSHP education to young people, and it would also be useful for those undertaking more broadly based sexual health training.
Languages:
English

Date:
15 February 2017
Summary:
The February 2017 74th edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland).
Languages:
English

Date:
14 February 2017
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin February 2017
Languages:
English

Date:
14 February 2017
Summary:
Women in Scotland urged to ‘nip cervical cancer in the bud’ (February 2017)
Languages:
English

Date:
09 December 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin December 2016 (PDF version)
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
1 in 5 training overview
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - Dr Morag Treanor
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - Dr Sue Ellis
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - John Dickie Child Poverty Action Group
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - Marion Fairweather Child Poverty Action Group Scotland
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - Mary Ann Hagan
This presentation has been provided by an external organisation and may not meet NHS Health Scotland’s accessibility standards. Please try contacting the presentation authors if you have difficulty accessing their content.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Presentation - Renfrewshire Council
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
06 December 2016
Summary:
Top Tips Leaflet
Languages:
English

Date:
23 November 2016
Summary:
Evaluation and Health Economics Reading List
Languages:
English

Date:
23 November 2016
Summary:
Training and coaching reading list
Languages:
English

Date:
17 November 2016
Summary:
Equality and Diversity leads for Scotland.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
15 November 2016
Summary:
This guide by CFHS will help you plan and adapt your cooking skills course. It will encourage you to plan, reflect and evaluate your course to make it as effective as possible.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 November 2016
Summary:
Health Governance Committee Membership
Languages:
English

Date:
31 October 2016
Summary:
Evaluation of UFSM uptake in Scotland by local authority.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 October 2016
Summary:
The October 2016 73rd edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland).
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
31 October 2016
Summary:
SHARE is an evidence-informed educational resource for use by teachers and others to support learning about Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood outcomes and experiences of Curriculum for Excellence – and influencing a more positive sexual health culture in Scotland. There is a 22-lesson pack which focuses on the knowledge, attitudes and skills to develop positive and healthy relationships, together with DVD clips to highlight difference aspects of the programme. The focus is on interactive learning based on the age and stage of participating young people aged 13–16.
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English

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28 October 2016
Summary:
This leaflet has information about the MenACWY immunisation offered at school and why it’s important that young people get the vaccine to help protect them against these life-threatening diseases.
Languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Easy Read, English, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu

Date:
26 October 2016
Summary:
This report can be viewed as a practical toolkit which supports corporate parenting partners working in community, health and social care settings to improve the wellbeing of looked after children through enhancing health-promoting behaviours and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

The Executive summary provides an overview of the toolkit.
Languages:
English

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Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
This is the full toolkit for GPs, practice nurses, all practice staff and other smear takers. The information, resources and support available in the toolkit will help you to increase knowledge, raise awareness and encourage non-attendees to come for their smear.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
This is Section 3 of a toolkit for GPs, practice nurses, all practice staff and other smear takers. The information, resources and support available in the toolkit will help you to increase knowledge, raise awareness and encourage non-attendees to come for their smear.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
This is Section 5 of a toolkit for GPs, practice nurses, all practice staff and other smear takers. The information, resources and support available in the toolkit will help you to increase knowledge, raise awareness and encourage non-attendees to come for their smear.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
This is a range of example letters to send to women to give them their smear test results.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
An explanation of what a pop-up clinic is and how it could work in practice. This is a strategy that can be used to encourage women to attend for their smear test.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 October 2016
Summary:
This is the introduction to a toolkit for GPs, practice nurses, all practice staff and other smear takers. The information, resources and support available in the toolkit will help you to increase knowledge, raise awareness and encourage non-attendees to come for their smear.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 October 2016
Summary:
Annual accounts for year ending March 2016. Accessible version available upon request.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 October 2016
Summary:
At a glance describes aspects of progress and performance for 2015/16 and highlights our progress towards LDP standards.
Languages:
English

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Date:
14 October 2016
Summary:
Self Assessment 2016
Languages:
English

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Date:
04 October 2016
Summary:
Self-Assessment Report 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
30 September 2016
Summary:
This six-month pilot started in February 2016 with eight participating
employers. Employers ranged from Scottish Government departments
to small private industries. The aim of the pilot was to determine the
feasibility and scale of future roll-out of the model across Scotland. Plans
developed by each employer (with support from NHS Health Scotland)
were appraised by external assessors. Evidence of implementation was
then submitted to an external assessment team for consideration of
award status.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 September 2016
Summary:
Redesigning Health Information for Parents (ReHIP) Health Inequalities Impact Assessment final report.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 September 2016
Summary:
Presentations and the programme from the Public Health Information Network for Scotland on 9 September 2016.

Please note that as some of these presentations were not created by NHS Health Scotland they may not have been made accessible.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 September 2016
Summary:
This is the fourth annual report of the Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy (SMEHRS) group, which was set up in December 2010.

It describes progress in implementing the recommendations of the group's strategy for 2014–19.

Highlights of the year include

- A successful national conference.
- A unique public panel that considered possible concerns about the aims, methods and findings of the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study.
- Plans to host the First World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health in Edinburgh in May 2018.
- A study of current services and gaps in provision for ethnic minority communities in Scotland.
- Published papers showing important differences between ethnic groups in Scotland for respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases; and how mortality rates are affected by socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion and disability.
Languages:
English

Date:
19 September 2016
Summary:
This report presents an evaluability assessment (EA) of the enhanced health visiting (EHV) service in Scotland.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 September 2016
Summary:
Seasonal flu presentation for GPs 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
07 September 2016
Summary:
Seasonal flu under 65s template letter 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
01 September 2016
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin September 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
01 September 2016
Summary:
In this submission NHS Health Scotland are focussing specifically on obesity, mental health and general practice, in line with the Committee’s work programme.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 August 2016
Summary:
This document discusses breastfeeding in the context of HPHS.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 August 2016
Summary:
For the first time, hospital senior management and staff side colleagues in NHS Grampian endorsed the importance of becoming an exemplar of a local health-promoting public service and giving a lead to other Community Planning Partners.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 August 2016
Summary:
Fiona Kean, a Stop Smoking Facilitator in NHS Lothian, worked as part of a team to help implement the NHS Lothian’s smoke-free grounds policy within a mental health setting at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and associated sites.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 August 2016
Summary:
Barbara Lennox has worked as an Occupational Health Nurse within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years, providing support, expert advice, education, training and health promotion.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 August 2016
Summary:
Tracy Binnie, an Occupational Therapy Advanced Practitioner in Clackmannanshire, talks about how the NHS, as an employer, supports her to integrate exercise in her daily work routine.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 August 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin August 2016
Languages:
English

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Date:
29 August 2016
Summary:
MHI e-bulletin August 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
25 August 2016
Summary:
This toolkit provides practical support to those developing or improving partnership working between early years services and financial inclusion organisations. It explains the core principles that should underpin these partnerships and uses case studies to illustrate referral pathways and examples of best practice.
Languages:
English

Date:
19 August 2016
Summary:
The national flu invite letter inviting eligible patients over 65 years old for the flu immunisation 2016/17.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 August 2016
Summary:
Childsmile School is one of two targeted programmes in the Childsmile Care Pathway.
While the aim of the Dental Practice element of the Childsmile Programme is to be universally available, the Nursery and School elements are only available in the areas of greatest dental need.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 August 2016
Summary:
A summary of costs over £25k disclosed in line with the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 August 2016
Summary:
This is a report providing recommendations following Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy 2013–16, which identified 17 commitments underpinned by a human rights approach. The strategy highlighted five particular population groups with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010, where challenges might arise in the context of dementia. These characteristics are: age; race and ethnicity; learning disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disability – sensory impairment.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 July 2016
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland produces a large amount of health information. It is important that this information is as easy to access and use as possible by the intended audience. That audience may be a member of the general public or a professional.

A range of legislation, policies and best practice guidance exists relating to the production of information by public sector bodies. NHS Health Scotland aspires not only to meet the minimum legal requirements, but also to achieve the highest standards possible within the constraints of finite budgets and time.
Languages:
English

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Date:
08 July 2016
Summary:
This briefing paper outlines the theory of power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities, and aims to generate discussion to inform NHS Health Scotland’s programme of work to achieve a fairer, healthier Scotland.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 July 2016
Summary:
This document provides a summary of the best available evidence to support the Universal Health Visiting Pathway. As it integrates the evidence with each pathway visit, it is intended to support the work of health professionals, particularly health visitors.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 June 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin June 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
06 June 2016
Summary:
This report determines the information needs of women in relation to cervical screening. There have been recent changes to the age range and frequency with which women will be invited to attend cervical screening in Scotland. In view of the changes and to respond to falling screening test uptake nationally in recent years, a requirement was identified for this study. The study informed the decision to update and refresh the current leaflets and website which support the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 June 2016
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin May 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
26 May 2016
Summary:
This is an information resource about health inequalities and how unfair and avoidable differences are in people's health across social groups and between different population groups.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 May 2016
Summary:
Health Scotland Board Meeting Papers 27.05.16
Languages:
English

Date:
25 May 2016
Summary:
The alcohol sales and price band analyses have been updated with 2015 data. Infographics that summarise the findings and supporting datasets are available below.

These have been published as part of NHS Health Scotland’s ongoing commitment to monitor alcohol consumption and price as recommended in the final MESAS annual report.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 May 2016
Summary:
The Links Worker Programme is a Scottish Government funded programme, being piloted in deprived areas of Glasgow, which aims to support primary care patients with complex needs to mitigate the impact of the social determinants of health. The University of Glasgow is conducting a three-year, mixed method, independent evaluation of the Links Worker Programme, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland. The interim report outlining progress with the main evaluation is available at the second link below.
As a sub-project to the main evaluation, NHS Health Scotland commissioned further research to explore the Links Worker Programme from the perspective of community organisations that receive referrals from Community Links Practitioners. The Community Links evaluation report below presents the findings of the sub-project evaluation. It explores issues relevant to developing intersectoral working between primary care and local community resources to achieve public health goals, and to gaining a better understanding of the view of those working in community organisations about the ‘Links Worker’ model of social prescribing. Lessons that are important for the future development of the Glasgow Links Worker Programme are provided.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 May 2016
Summary:
Managing workplace absence with NHSScotland ebulletin
Languages:
English

Date:
15 May 2016
Summary:
Mortality rates in Scotland and Glasgow are substantially higher than would be expected for the socioeconomic deprivation levels in the populations. Four reports were commissioned to better understand this ‘excess mortality’, and to inform an overall synthesis report. Three reports sought to understand specific hypotheses: diet, employment and housing; and the other was a systematic review to ensure that all possible hypotheses were identified.
Languages:
English

Date:
10 May 2016
Summary:
Childsmile has developed a national supervised toothbrushing programme where each child brushes once a day in nursery or targeted school settings. Childminders can offer supervised toothbrushing to children in their care.
Languages:
English

Date:
09 May 2016
Summary:
This paper presents an evaluability assessment (EA) of the Scottish Government’s Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People (PPYP) strategy. The EA was conducted on behalf of the Scottish Government to inform the decision about options for evaluating the implementation of the strategy and the outcomes expected within five years of the strategy’s publication.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 May 2016
Summary:
Social Prescribing for Mental Health Guidance Paper
Languages:
English

Date:
03 May 2016
Summary:
These documents summarise national innovative and emerging health improvement action within hospital and community hospitals for 2014/15.

The examples of practice show:

- the importance of joint-working and collaboration across the hospital setting
- the role of health improvement action to advance equality and tackle health inequalities
- the importance of embedding mental health improvement throughout the hospital setting

Although many aren’t yet evaluated projects, they can potentially inspire a variety of health improvement activities to implement the Health Promoting Health Service (HPHS) programme for the benefits of patients, visitors and staff in Scottish hospitals.

The themes covered are:

- patient care
- positive mental health and physical health
- physical activity and green-space development
- reducing health inequalities
- staff health promotion
Languages:
English

Date:
03 May 2016
Summary:
An executive summary report on the engagement events that took place in October 2015 in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness with professionals involved in the pregnancy and early years sector.
Languages:
English

Date:
21 April 2016
Summary:
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Steps for Stress Evaluation Report
Languages:
English

Date:
18 April 2016
Summary:
Shared Procurement Service strategy 2015-2018
Languages:
English

Date:
14 April 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin April 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
14 April 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement eBulletin April 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
13 April 2016
Summary:
This briefing paper provides an overview on the latest updates to NHS Health Scotland early years and childcare publications for parents and professionals.

It includes up-to-date information on new resources and details of how to request translations and alternative formats.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 April 2016
Summary:
This smoking cessation evidence briefing (2016) has been produced to support delivery of the performance measure for smoking, in the Chief Medical Officer (2015) 19 letter and provides an update from the previous version. It provides a background and context for reducing the number of people who smoke, covers interventions and approaches for smoking cessation, gives pharmacotherapy information and lists useful supporting resources.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 April 2016
Summary:
Many women get premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and period pains at some point. This leaflet looks at ways to treat these conditions yourself and when to see a doctor.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 April 2016
Summary:
The CFHS annual conference is for those working in the field of community food to share good practice and to discuss some of the key challenges and solutions in continuing to reduce health inequalities in Scotland through community food activity. This short report gives a summary of the day and includes information from the online evaluation, which was open for 5 weeks after the conference and gained 60 full responses.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 April 2016
Summary:
This guide is intended to give care home managers, staff and residents’ families the essential information to help them ensure residents receive the most appropriate and timely dental treatment from the dental service that is best suited to their needs.

It explains the differences between the types of dental services available in Scotland and includes information on the role of the NHS Public Dental Service (previously known as the Community or Salaried Dental Service). There is a section on what care homes should do when a resident needs to see a dentist and another on the dental charges and exemptions most likely to apply to residents. An explanation of the forms and exemption certificates is included, as is information on automated checks conducted by NHS Counter Fraud Services.

This guide is intended for guidance only; the information contained within is subject to change and should not be considered binding.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 April 2016
Summary:
Presentations from the Health and Homelessness conference 15 and 16 March 2016.

** Disclaimer: These presentations were not created by NHS Health Scotland **
Languages:
English

Date:
30 March 2016
Summary:
Managing workplace absence with NHSScotland ebulletin
Languages:
English

Date:
23 March 2016
Summary:
Migrant terms and definitions paper
Languages:
English

Date:
23 March 2016
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland Annual Review 2015 Letter
Languages:
English

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Date:
21 March 2016
Summary:
This leaflet highlights what is human trafficking and what you can do to help combat the issue.
Languages:
English

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Date:
18 March 2016
Summary:
The third in a series of inequality briefings, this paper highlights cost-effective preventative measures to improve health and reduce health inequalities. It is aimed at organisations responsible for developing policies and providing services that can help to reduce health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 March 2016
Summary:
Update Information
Languages:
English

Date:
18 March 2016
Summary:
This is the first in a series of inequality briefings.

It focuses on what health inequalities are and ways in which we can reduce them.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 March 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin March 2016
Languages:
English

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Date:
17 March 2016
Summary:
Good Mental Health for All
Languages:
English

Date:
15 March 2016
Summary:
The February 2016 71st Edition Newsletter for Community Food Health (Scotland)
Languages:
English

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Date:
10 March 2016
Summary:
MHI e-bulletin for March 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
09 March 2016
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's national fairer and healthier conversations.
Languages:
English

Date:
09 March 2016
Summary:
This specification reinforces the need for an equitable, consistent and person-centred smoking cessation service to be delivered to all prisoners who want to stop smoking.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 March 2016
Summary:
Universal free school meals (UFSM) were introduced in Scotland in January 2015, offering free school meals to all pupils in primaries 1 to 3 (P1–3).
NHS Health Scotland is leading an evaluation of the UFSM policy, including an evaluation of the
implementation of UFSM. This briefing summarises findings from the evaluation on how to improve implementation and uptake of UFSM.
It is aimed at those involved in implementing UFSM and school food policy in schools and local authorities.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 March 2016
Summary:
Process evaluation of the implementation of universal free school meals (UFSM) for P1 to P3:
Research with schools and local authorities
March 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
04 March 2016
Summary:
This outcomes framework was developed to inform the Scottish Government National Strategy on Pregnancy and Parenting in Young People.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 March 2016
Summary:
This is a two-part evidence-informed guide that aims to assist local areas to plan suicide prevention interventions in rural areas.

The planning tool needs to be used in conjunction with the reference document, which sets out the evidence-based approach and case study examples.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 March 2016
Summary:
What's going on Newsletter - March 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
01 March 2016
Summary:
Here you can find the final Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) annual report at the bottom of the list and accompanying appendices. It provides an overview of the evaluation of Scotland’s alcohol strategy.

NHS Health Scotland was tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy through the MESAS programme. It has been a collaboration between NHS Health Scotland and NSS Information Services Division.

This report follows four previous annual reports, which have been published since 2011 and several discreet study reports.

All previous reports of the MESAS programme can be found at http://www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/evaluation/planning/MESAS/Publications.aspx
Languages:
English

Date:
01 March 2016
Summary:
This series of infographics provide a short summary of the final Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) annual report.

We have also provided some smaller graphics suitable for sharing on social media.

NHS Health Scotland was tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy through the MESAS programme. It has been a collaboration between NHS Health Scotland and NSS Information Services Division.

All previous MESAS publications can be found on our MESAS publications page at http://www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/evaluation/planning/MESAS/Publications.aspx.
Languages:
English

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Date:
29 February 2016
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland's position on Trade Union Bill Day, 29 February 2016
Languages:
English

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Date:
24 February 2016
Summary:
Audit Committee
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English

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Date:
24 February 2016
Summary:
Staff Governance Committee
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English

Date:
23 February 2016
Summary:
Report 1: Process evaluation of the implementation of the Scottish Antenatal Parent Education Pack across NHS Health Boards
This report is the final part of the evaluation of the Scottish Antenatal Education Pack. The Scottish Antenatal Education Pack was launched in 2011 and aims to deliver consistent, evidence-based parenting information to all pregnant women and their partners that respects and reflects their individual needs and to improve maternal and infant health both during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

In 2015 NHS Health Scotland commissioned ScotCen Social Research, an independent research organisation to undertake a process evaluation of the implementation of the Scottish Antenatal Parent Education Pack across the 14 local NHS Health Boards.

This qualitative study wished to explore, based on the views of staff how antenatal parent education was delivered to meet the needs of, and ensure services are accessible to, those who are more vulnerable during pregnancy (for the purposes of this study, these were defined as teenage parents under 20, parents from ethnic minority backgrounds and parents living in areas of deprivation).

The research audience for this study were Heads of Midwifery, Parent Education Coordinators or Community Midwifery Managers and professionals who deliver parent education (e.g. midwives). A total of 79 in-depth individual interviews were carried out between June and October 2015.
Included within this final report are implications for policy and practice at a national and local level to enhance the implementation and delivery of the Scottish Antenatal Education Pack.

Report 2: Tables showing antenatal and immediate postnatal education across the 14 NHS Boards in Scotland.
This report forms a part of the evaluation of the Scottish Antenatal Education Pack (Report 1: Process evaluation of the implementation of the Scottish Antenatal Parent Education Pack across NHS Health Boards). This report presents a summary of the antenatal and immediate postnatal education available across the 14 NHS Health Boards who took part in the qualitative research.
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English

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11 February 2016
Summary:
Healthy Working Lives Gold Award Criteria.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 February 2016
Summary:
Issues from 2016 of the Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV (WISHH) newsletter.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 February 2016
Summary:
This is an update to the baseline report Making a Bad Situation Worse?, published on 2nd October 2013.

It provides an update on developments in the social security system and changing economic context and monitors relevant changes in population health and health inequalities in Scotland.

It also presents findings from a rapid review of the literature to identify whether and which subgroups of the Scottish population have been disproportionately affected by the social security reforms.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 January 2016
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin January 2016
Languages:
English

Date:
25 January 2016
Summary:
Presentations from the Health and Homelessness in a Remote and Rural Setting event, 25 January 2016.

**Disclaimer: These presentations were not created by NHS Health Scotland.**
Languages:
English

Date:
18 January 2016
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin January 2016
Languages:
English

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Date:
12 January 2016
Summary:
ReHIP progress report
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English

Date:
08 January 2016
Summary:
Social Prescribing for Mental Health background paper
Languages:
English

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Date:
07 January 2016
Summary:
Sanctuary case study
Languages:
English

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Date:
07 January 2016
Summary:
Well Connected Lanarkshire case study
Languages:
English

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Date:
24 December 2015
Summary:
Five Essentials
Languages:
English

Date:
22 December 2015
Summary:
Equalities and Social Prescribing presentation
Languages:
English

Date:
22 December 2015
Summary:
Social Prescribing Capacity Building Toolkit
Languages:
English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
A briefing paper about resources for parents with learning disabilities.

The easy read version includes images from the Change Picture Bank.
Languages:
English

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Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
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English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
Community Health Connections
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English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
Dumfries and Galloway Case Study
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English

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Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
Dundee Case Study
Languages:
English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
Employability Pathway Case Study
Languages:
English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
FDAMH Social Prescribing case study
Languages:
English

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Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
NHS Lanarkshire Case Study
Languages:
English

Date:
21 December 2015
Summary:
Pillar Kincardine Case Study
Languages:
English

Date:
17 December 2015
Summary:
Community Food and Health (Scotland) ran three community café learning visits between November 2014 and February 2015. This factsheet summarizes the learning visits that took place.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 December 2015
Summary:
This briefing paper is one of an occasional series that explores topics of current interest and provides an introduction to concepts and current thinking. The first section explores the issue of problem debt along with its health and social consequences. The second section reviews the evidence of effective actions that may help people manage problem debt. The last section discusses ways that problem debt may be prevented. A set of definitions and methodological information is provided in the appendices at the end of the paper.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 December 2015
Summary:
This briefing paper summarises the effectiveness evidence for interventions that have the potential to narrow the difference in childhood obesity prevalence across different socio-economic groups.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 December 2015
Summary:
Programme for the Health and Homelessness conference in Inverness on 25 Jan 2016
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English

Date:
03 December 2015
Summary:
This evidence briefing aims to provide an overview of the best available evidence of the impact of out of school care on both children’s and their parents’ outcomes. This is based on a rapid review of the evidence undertaken in 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 December 2015
Summary:
The position statements – 2015 follow-on (30 November 2015) to the 2014 (31 October 2014) statement which it builds upon - are aimed at NHS Boards primarily, but also related health and social care organisations. They should complement and be useful for tobacco control programmes of work, including smoking cessation and the practicalities of local tobacco policy implementation. Please note that the order of the position statements have the follow-on statement (2015) positioned as first and the original statement which it builds upon (2014) positioned as second.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 December 2015
Summary:
ReHIP Briefing Papers
Languages:
English

Date:
01 December 2015
Summary:
Redesigning Health Information for Parents (ReHIP) Evidence Summary Paper.
Languages:
English

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30 November 2015
Summary:
MENACWY poster
Languages:
English

Date:
27 November 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual report 2014/15
Languages:
English

Date:
24 November 2015
Summary:
Scottish mental health profiles for adolescents: summary report

This report gives a national overview of inequalities in adolescent mental health in Scotland, using mental health indicators available for every local authority area in Scotland. The report reveals inequalities in mental health outcomes by sex, deprivation and age (between high school years 2 and 4).

The local authority profiles containing both adult and adolescent indicators are available separately on the

http://www.scotpho.org.uk/comparative-health/profiles/online-profiles-tool

(Click the large button to access the local authority profiles, and choose Mental Health Profiles from the drop-down menu).
Languages:
English

Date:
24 November 2015
Summary:
Scottish mental health profiles for adults: summary report

This report gives a national overview of inequalities in adult mental health in Scotland, using mental health indicators available for every local authority area in Scotland. The report reveals inequalities in mental health outcomes by age, sex and deprivation.

The local authority profiles containing both adult and adolescent indicators are available separately on the

http://www.scotpho.org.uk/comparativehealth/profiles/
online-profiles-tool

(Click the large button to access the local authority profiles, and choose Mental Health Profiles from the drop-down menu).
Languages:
English

Date:
24 November 2015
Summary:
This report reviews the validity and reliability of using cigarette retail sales data to estimate per-adult cigarette consumption for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating tobacco control policy in Scotland.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 November 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland hosted a national working group to coordinate local NHS Board efforts in delivering the action within the current Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland, which outlines the ‘requirement for smoke-free hospital grounds by March 2015’. The national working group worked with local strategic and communication leads for tobacco to coordinate their work, identify key actions and support local delivery. This report has been produced to summarise the work of the group and share the outputs developed by the group.
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English

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16 November 2015
Summary:
Guala Train 2015 case study
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English

Date:
16 November 2015
Summary:
The Health Promoting Health Service (HPHS) initiative aims to use the context of secondary care as a health improvement opportunity. This report aims to describe the patterning of secondary care use by deprivation in local areas to inform the planning of local HPHS work.
Languages:
English

Date:
16 November 2015
Summary:
Standard Life Train 2015 case study
Languages:
English

Date:
13 November 2015
Summary:
West Lothian Council Train 2015 case study
Languages:
English

Date:
05 November 2015
Summary:
The October 2015 70th Edition Newsletter for Community Food Health (Scotland)
Languages:
English

Date:
05 November 2015
Summary:
Over the years Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS has accumulated an enormous amount of knowledge and learning from those tackling health inequalities
and promoting social inclusion through the medium of food. This ranges from helping local initiatives share some self-evaluation or a practical resource, through to
commissioning major independent feasibility studies or impact assessments.

The following is just some of the more recent knowledge and learning that has been encouraged or enabled by CFHS.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 November 2015
Summary:
A summary of costs over £25k disclosed in line with the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 October 2015
Summary:
Health Scotland Board Code of Conduct
Languages:
English

Date:
26 October 2015
Summary:
Mental health improvement e-bulletin October 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
26 October 2015
Summary:
This report presents analysis of data collected through the Healthy Living Survey on school meal uptake.

This data has been used to evaluate the Universal Free School Meals policy for primary 1 to 3 pupils, which was introduced in January 2015.

School meal data for 2014 and 2015 were analysed to monitor change in free meal and school meal (free and paid) uptake in Scottish primary schools.

This data were also used as indicators for the distribution of financial benefits, generated by families taking free school meals, and nutritional benefits, for children who consume a school meal over a packed lunch.

This research is part of a larger evaluation of Universal Free School Meals, being led by NHS Health Scotland.

http://www.healthscotland.com/freeschoolmeals
Languages:
English

Date:
26 October 2015
Summary:
This report describes learning from the first phase of a process evaluation of the Universal Free School Meals Policy for all primary 1 to 3 pupils in Scotland, which was introduced in January 2015.

This phase of the process evaluation involved research with parents to better understand their views and experience of the policy shortly after it was introduced.

Focus groups were used to engage with a sample of parents of primary 1 to 3 pupils, involving a mix of parents were eligible for free school meals for their children under the old targeted policy, and parents who were not.

The study found parents were generally supportive of the policy and identified benefit for both them and their children, including financial and nutritional benefits. Parents did raise some concerns which the second phase of the research will seek to investigate.

The second phase of the process evaluation will be published in early 2016. It involved research with schools and local authorities.

This research is part of a larger evaluation of Universal Free School Meals.

http://www.healthscotland.com/freeschoolmeals
Languages:
English

Date:
26 October 2015
Summary:
What's Going On e-bulletin October 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
14 October 2015
Summary:
Annual accounts for year ending March 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 October 2015
Summary:
Family Adversity: Children, young people and the next generation. The UK and Ireland Public Health Inequalities Collaboration, 19 November, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 September 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin August 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
28 September 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin July 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
24 September 2015
Summary:
Documentation for the SMEHRS 2015 conference.
Languages:
English

Date:
15 September 2015
Summary:
Mental health improvement e-bulletin September 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
07 September 2015
Summary:
Issues from 2015 of the Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV (WISHH) newsletter.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 September 2015
Summary:
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a licensed US programme which offers intensive, structured home visiting support to teenage first-time mothers delivered by a specially trained nurse from early pregnancy until the child’s second birthday. The programme was introduced in Scotland in 2010 and is gradually being rolled out. This paper presents an evaluability assessment (EA) of the FNP in Scotland conducted on behalf of the Scottish Government by a collaboration of evaluation specialists from NHS Health Scotland, two academic public health research units (SPHSU and SCPHRP) and the Scottish Government public health analytical team.

For further information on this contact Rosemary Geddes, Public Health Advisor (Evaluation), at rosemary.geddes@nhs.net
Languages:
English

Date:
28 August 2015
Summary:
This is the second in a series of inequality briefings.

It focuses on the role that good work for all can play in reducing health inequalities. It assumes that action in relation to paid employment is complemented by a social security system that is also designed to protect health and reduce health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 August 2015
Summary:
This MESAS report updates previously published alcohol sales and price band analyses with 2014 data.

It was published as part of NHS Health Scotland’s commitment to monitoring and evaluating Scotland’s alcohol strategy.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 August 2015
Summary:
This report provides an updated assessment of the validity and reliability of using alcohol retail sales data to estimate population alcohol consumption for the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy.

The original assessment was published in May 2012.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 August 2015
Summary:
This research report set out to provide measures of awareness of suicide and suicide prevention messages in Scotland and gather insights and measures from key target audiences. The findings will be used to inform the development of a marketing plan for NHS Health Scotland’s National Programme for Suicide Prevention.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 August 2015
Summary:
Good Mental Health for All

PowerPoint presentation
Languages:
English

Date:
20 August 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual review 2015 Self Assessment Report.
Languages:
English

Date:
19 August 2015
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin August 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
18 August 2015
Summary:
Annual review 2015 webcast joining instructions
Languages:
English

Date:
14 August 2015
Summary:
Annual review 2015 at a glance
Languages:
English

Date:
14 August 2015
Summary:
Annual review 2015 programme
Languages:
English

Date:
11 August 2015
Summary:
Board members' code of conduct
Languages:
English

Date:
04 August 2015
Summary:
The development of a full outcomes framework for problem drug use was agreed with Scottish Government as part of NHS Health Scotland’s support to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs).

Aligned to Scotland’s national drugs strategy, The Road to Recovery: A New Approach to Tackling Scotland’s Drug Problem, and using an evidence-informed approach, the outcomes framework aims to inform effective action and demonstrate progress against the national strategy and partners’ collective contribution to achieving common national outcomes.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 July 2015
Summary:
This briefing is one of an occasional series which explore topics of current interest and provides an introduction to concepts and current thinking. It specifically looks at the scale of the problem of intimate partner violence and abuse against women, at how we can explain and understand the underlying causes, and at the impact that it has. It also draws upon scientific evidence for ways to effectively prevent, identify and reduce intimate partner violence and abuse. The interventions discussed may, where highlighted, also be applicable for violence perpetrated on men and those in same-sex relationships. This briefing also covers interventions to support children exposed to intimate partner violence and abuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 July 2015
Summary:
Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy
Consultation Events - Booking form
Languages:
English

Date:
24 July 2015
Summary:
Registration form for Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy Consultation Events, with WISHH.
Languages:
English

Date:
21 July 2015
Summary:
The Ready Steady Baby! (RSB!) app, was introduced to provide an alternative format to complement existing information and advice provided by the RSB! book and the RSB! website. Its intended audience is primarily women, living in Scotland, who are trying for a baby, pregnant or a parent with a child up to 12 months of age.

This qualitative exploratory study of the app considers barriers and facilitators to awareness, access and use of the app, how it is being used, when and with what perceived impacts. Sixty-four pregnant women and women who had recently had their babies and 33 midwives and family nurses from two NHS Board areas were interviewed.

Key results
• Of these 64 participants, 23 had used the app out of 33 who were aware of it.
• The main barrier to access the app was a lack of awareness of the app and lack of access to a smartphone.
• Participants reported using several sources to address their information needs, including other commercial pregnancy related apps (some of which were noted as being more interactive and engaging) as well as more traditional forms of advice and information, along with preference for use of the RSB! book.
• The interviews with midwives and family nurses, revealed widespread awareness and promotion of the app but little use or knowledge of its content or features.

Recommendations include considerations for future investment in developing the app and to increasing awareness and promotion by NHS staff.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
15 July 2015
Summary:
Audit Committee Membership
Languages:
English

Date:
15 July 2015
Summary:
Health Governance Committee Membership
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
13 July 2015
Summary:
Childsmile impact log
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
13 July 2015
Summary:
Childsmile publications log
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
09 July 2015
Summary:
Childsmile presentations
Languages:
English

Date:
09 July 2015
Summary:
Membership of the Staff Governance Committee
Languages:
English

Date:
01 July 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual review 2014 letter and action plan
Languages:
English

Date:
01 July 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual review 2014 self assessment report
Languages:
English

Date:
26 June 2015
Summary:
The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by NHS Health Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government to carry out a mapping of the core public health workforce in Scotland.

This work aims to provide data to support policy decisions relating to the future size and shape of the public health workforce in Scotland.

This report includes a background to the public health workforce in Scotland, an estimate of the numbers of staff in each part of the core public health workforce, and suggestions for further consideration to improve the quality of workforce data.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 June 2015
Summary:
Issue 69 of the CFHS farechoice newsletter, published June 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 June 2015
Summary:
2015 Funding Opportunities for Community Food and Health (Scotland).
Languages:
English

Date:
16 June 2015
Summary:
MESAS PT meeting minutes for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are uploaded here.
Languages:
English

Date:
16 June 2015
Summary:
The main purpose of this manual is to provide information to support frontline staff in implementation and delivery of the Childsmile Programme.
Languages:
English

Date:
12 June 2015
Summary:
This guide is intended to give care home managers, staff and residents’ families the essential information to help them ensure residents receive the most appropriate and
timely dental treatment from the dental service that is best suited to their needs.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 June 2015
Summary:
These documents summarise national innovative and emerging health improvement action within hospital and community hospitals for 2013/14.

The examples of practice show:

- the importance of joint-working and collaboration across the hospital setting
- the role of health improvement action to advance equality and tackle health inequalities
- the importance of embedding mental health improvement throughout the hospital setting

Although many aren’t yet evaluated projects, they can potentially inspire a variety of health improvement activities to implement the Health Promoting Health Service (HPHS) programme for the benefits of patients, visitors and staff in Scottish hospitals.

The themes covered are:

- patient care
- positive mental health and physical health
- physical activity and green-space development
- reducing health inequalities
- staff health promotion
Languages:
English

Date:
05 June 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin June 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
02 June 2015
Summary:
This protocol covers the supply and application of Duraphat varnish to children aged 2 years and over in the Childsmile nursery and school programme.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 June 2015
Summary:
This paper gives an overview of equality issues and dementia. The focus is evidence of effective interventions to raise awareness of dementia among different population groups with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 May 2015
Summary:
The National Physical Activity Implementation Plan for Scotland, A More Active Scotland, was published by the Scottish Government in February 2014. It sets out a series of outcomes to be achieved over a 10-year period and represents the key delivery vehicle for the Commonwealth Games’ Active Legacy and the more recently published Active Scotland Outcomes Framework.

The following report is the product of an impact assessment coordinated and completed by NHS Health Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 May 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland stakeholder focus groups
Languages:
English

Date:
20 May 2015
Summary:
Online registration form for completion by those who wish to obtain permission to use WEMWBS or SWEMWBS.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/platform/wemwbs/researchers/register/
Languages:
English

Date:
15 May 2015
Summary:
Developing a smokefree grounds policy in NHS Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Ayrshire & Arran has taken a step-change approach to their smoking policy
since the legislation regarding smoking in public buildings came into force in 2006 and have now developed a smokefree grounds policy.

Addressing workplace health inequalities in NHS Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Ayrshire & Arran shares an example of an occupational health project designed to help tackle health inequalities by engaging directly with lower paid staff and using a person-centred approach to develop supportive health services within the workplace.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
15 May 2015
Summary:
These Patient Stories have been developed as examples of health improvement following contact with a health professional. They are in the words of the patients and focus on what the benefits have been for them.

Bob’s story: Mental health improvement with physical exercise

Jamie’s story: Mental health improvement with woodland activities

Robert’s story: Giving up smoking
Languages:
English

Date:
15 May 2015
Summary:
MenB question and answer document
Languages:
English

Date:
14 May 2015
Summary:
Information leaflet about making sure young people are protected against Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
14 May 2015
Summary:
Stakeholder survey May 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
12 May 2015
Summary:
In 2014 Community Food and Health Scotland / NHS Health Scotland commissioned a realist review of community cooking skills activities run by community initiatives and agencies. The review planned to explore issues such as how the social circumstances of participants and the approach of the cooking skills activities can affect the outcomes.

The researchers analysed 81 sets of reports and evaluation materials or grey literature from community initiatives and agencies, carried out two focus groups with 19 cooking skills course practitioners, and two focus groups with nine cooking course participants.

There were limitations in the quality and robustness of the grey literature. The reviewers overcame this challenge by identifying practitioners’ ‘strategies’: what practitioners do and why they do it, and linked these to behavioural change theories.

The researchers’ conclusions included:

• The cooking activities appeared to be targeting and successfully reaching low-income and vulnerable groups.

• There was evidence of consistent good practice by practitioners.

• Some behaviour change concepts appeared to be used more than others – self-efficacy, salience and social norms were used frequently; and formal goal setting less often.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 May 2015
Summary:
The Healthy Living Award (HLA) works with food service outlets across Scotland to promote healthy eating, providing caterers with recognition for good practice.

Main aims of research
The main aims of the research were to establish an initial national measure of awareness of the award, and gather insights from key target audiences to inform the development of future HLA marketing plans.

The results
The results showed limited levels of awareness of the HLA, with variation across the different sectors. Among those who claimed some awareness of the brand, the majority had little understanding of the operation and benefits of the scheme.

The research found that there’s a role for marketing communications to raise awareness of the HLA and increase its profile and standing within the catering sector.

There’s also a requirement to highlight the award’s relevance to caterers, and increase its perceived achievability, credibility and value.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 May 2015
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin May 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
08 May 2015
Summary:
Our Workforce Equality Profile 2014 and 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
05 May 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin - April 2015
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
16 April 2015
Summary:
Equalities alerts for 2015.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
08 April 2015
Summary:
Steps for Stress Toolkit including:

Steps for stress workshop presentation
Pre-session evaluation
Post -session evaluation
staff information sheet
Follow-up questionnaire
Feedback sheet A
Feedback sheet B
Languages:
English

Date:
03 April 2015
Summary:
Use the eatwell plate to help you get the balance right. It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 April 2015
Summary:
The eatwell plate applies to most
people, whether they’re a healthy
weight or overweight, whether they
eat meat or are vegetarian, and it
applies to people of all ethnic origins.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 April 2015
Summary:
This guide consists of the following components: Helping smokers to stop: Brief interventions, Planning and providing specialist smoking cessation services, and a brief interventions flowchart.

*Also included at this site is the 2012 change in definition of specialist smoking cessation services.*

The 2014 addendum contains recommendations on tobacco harm reduction approaches and the delivery of support for smoking cessation to achieve the successful outcome of quitting smoking entirely. The brief interventions flowchart above has been updated accordingly.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 April 2015
Summary:
Minutes from the Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy (SMEHRS) group's meetings.

You'll also find an update on recent and current research involving group members.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 April 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland, in partnership with NHS ISD and the Scottish Government Alcohol Policy Team delivered a series of themed events considering ways to support the long-term aim of the ABI programme to embed ABIs in to local, routine practice.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
01 April 2015
Summary:
This is a step to step guide on registering on to our virtual learning environment and enrolling on your chosen eLearning module
Languages:
English

Date:
27 March 2015
Summary:
Whats Going On? March 2015 edition
Languages:
English

Date:
26 March 2015
Summary:
The analysis aimed to identify potential inequities in access to NHS services in Dumfries and Galloway by identifying differences in the risk of not attending outpatient appointments. The objective was to describe the population rates and risk per outpatient appointment of DNA (did not attend), by age, sex and area deprivation (using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)) for all NHS outpatient appointments.

ERRATUM: In our DNA reports we stated that the cost of an outpatient appointment DNA was £120. That is an incorrect assumption, because although the cost of an outpatient appointment is £120, we cannot state a figure for the cost of a DNA, since as we state in the reports, clinics routinely overbook. Our text (on page 6 in the national report and page 5 in the three local reports) should have read:

"At an average cost of £120 for an outpatient appointment (2012 figure), missed appointments may present a cost to NHSScotland, but because many clinics routinely overbook to account for DNA's the actual financial costs may be much lower. However the real cost is to patients who are missing out on appropriate care."
Languages:
English

Date:
26 March 2015
Summary:
The analysis aimed to identify potential inequities in access to NHS services in Greater Glasgow and Clyde by identifying differences in the risk of not attending outpatient appointments. The objective was to describe the population rates and risk per outpatient appointment of DNA (did not attend), by age, sex and area deprivation (using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)) for all NHS outpatient appointments.

ERRATUM: In our DNA reports we stated that the cost of an outpatient appointment DNA was £120. That is an incorrect assumption, because although the cost of an outpatient appointment is £120, we cannot state a figure for the cost of a DNA, since as we state in the reports, clinics routinely overbook. Our text (on page 6 in the national report and page 5 in the three local reports) should have read:

"At an average cost of £120 for an outpatient appointment (2012 figure), missed appointments may present a cost to NHSScotland, but because many clinics routinely overbook to account for DNA's the actual financial costs may be much lower. However the real cost is to patients who are missing out on appropriate care."
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
26 March 2015
Summary:
The analysis aimed to identify potential inequities in access to NHS services in Highland by identifying differences in the risk of not attending outpatient appointments. The objective was to describe the population rates and risk per outpatient appointment of DNA (did not attend), by age, sex and area deprivation (using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)) for all NHS outpatient appointments.

ERRATUM: In our DNA reports we stated that the cost of an outpatient appointment DNA was £120. That is an incorrect assumption, because although the cost of an outpatient appointment is £120, we cannot state a figure for the cost of a DNA, since as we state in the reports, clinics routinely overbook. Our text (on page 6 in the national report and page 5 in the three local reports) should have read:

"At an average cost of £120 for an outpatient appointment (2012 figure), missed appointments may present a cost to NHSScotland, but because many clinics routinely overbook to account for DNA's the actual financial costs may be much lower. However the real cost is to patients who are missing out on appropriate care."
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
26 March 2015
Summary:
A life expectancy infographic based on the Edinburgh tram line that highlights the extent of health inequalities in the city.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 March 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland, under the guidance of a National Project Review Group, is developing new information and guidance for pregnant women and new parents about breastfeeding. This is a revision of the current resource “Off to a Good Start: All you need to know about breastfeeding your baby”, first developed in 2003.
This HIIA aimed to identify how the revised ‘Off to a Good Start’ draft materials might impact women differently.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 March 2015
Summary:
This document was written to provide evidence to the 2013 Scottish Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities. It reviews the current policy and the evidence about what works to address health inequalities. There are two documents: the first is the full report including the key messages (please note erratum for the report added 20/03/2015), the second is the key messages only.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 March 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin - March 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
19 March 2015
Summary:
This project aimed to identify potential inequities in access to NHS services in Scotland by identifying differences in the risk and rate of patients not attending outpatient appointments. Routinely collected data on attendances for first outpatient appointments was used to compare ‘did not attend’ levels by gender, age, area type, deprivation and hospital specialty.

ERRATUM: In our DNA reports we stated that the cost of an outpatient appointment DNA was £120. That is an incorrect assumption, because although the cost of an outpatient appointment is £120, we cannot state a figure for the cost of a DNA, since as we state in the reports, clinics routinely overbook. Our text (on page 6 in the national report and page 5 in the three local reports) should have read:

"At an average cost of £120 for an outpatient appointment (2012 figure), missed appointments may present a cost to NHSScotland, but because many clinics routinely overbook to account for DNA's the actual financial costs may be much lower. However the real cost is to patients who are missing out on appropriate care."
Languages:
English

Date:
17 March 2015
Summary:
This workbook is to help HIIA workshop participants to work through the process of considering the potential impacts of a policy on people.

The summary version contains the questions from the workbook but without as much detail and without space to write notes, it may be more suitable for those who are alrady familiar with the process.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
17 March 2015
Summary:
User manual for the Instructor Area.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 March 2015
Summary:
This guide contains advice and information for small and medium sized enterprise owners and managers wishing to recruit and retain employees as they become older.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 March 2015
Summary:
Summary report of an event on 22nd January 2015 to considerg ways to support the long-term aim of the ABI programme to embed ABIs in to local, routine practice. The day sought to bring together stakeholders across all NHS Boards with an interest or remit in both the topic focus of alcohol and/or delivery of ABIs in primary care settings. The findings of this event provide a basis for resolving the current challenges and are intended to create momentum for continuation of delivery, innovation and local leadership.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 March 2015
Summary:
Updated facilitator's guide launched in 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
02 March 2015
Summary:
Event Presentations - 22 January 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
02 March 2015
Summary:
A summary of costs over £25K disclosed in line with the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 February 2015
Summary:
A key action from the Scottish Government’s Tobacco Control Strategy – Creating a Tobacco-Free Scotland – which reiterates the vision set out in CEL 01 (2012), Health Promoting Health Service: Action in Hospital Settings - was for all NHS Boards to implement smoke-free grounds by March 2015.

This Smoke-free NHS Scotland: Implementation Guidance has been developed by the National Smoke-free Grounds working group and is designed to support NHS Boards achieve smoke-free NHS premises. It consists of two parts. The first part is the Guidance document, at

www.healthscotland.com/documents/24827.aspx

and the second part consists of supporting material developed by NHS Boards and shared here as examples of local implementation. This includes a statement from the State Hospital in support of smoke-free health settings.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 February 2015
Summary:
This report provides an overview of a national networking conference hosted by Community Food Health (Scotland), or CFHS, in October 2014. This was an opportunity for participants to network with other community food colleagues. The aim of the conference was to provide a valuable day for those involved in tackling health inequalities through community food activity.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 February 2015
Summary:
Knowledge Services registration form for Shelcat
Languages:
English

Date:
20 February 2015
Summary:
With the Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme now fully operative, an evaluation of the AAA public information materials was commissioned to inform the programme’s wider evaluation and future communications work.

Its aim was to assess suitability and effectiveness of the materials for the target groups and provide recommendations for refinement. It also assessed whether materials supported individuals to make an informed choice to attend screening, or not.

Thirty-six depth interviews were conducted amongst men with various screening outcomes (from all clear to large aneurysms) and men who hadn’t attended. Three mini-groups were also held with their wives and partners.

The results showed that the materials were effective in addressing the target audience’s informational needs. This positive impact was evident across the socio-economic spectrum and all target populations. When read, they enabled informed decision making at an individual level.

However, the study found there may be scope to increase engagement amongst those less inclined to attend screening (e.g. those reticent to get health checks). Furthermore, a lack of knowledge about AAA and low awareness of the screening programme could also sometimes hinder engagement with, or receptiveness to the materials on initial receipt. This highlighted the importance of addressing this to better prepare target audiences and promote wider discussion of the programme - a factor found to be key in encouraging consideration and attendance.

Recommendations therefore included minor changes to the materials and suggested the need for a heavier weight campaign (including suggestions for additional media channels) to raise awareness.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 February 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin Feb 2015
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
20 February 2015
Summary:
Resources for the NHS Smokefree campaign:

Key phrases and Q&A
Press release templates
Magazine article templates
Key messages
Languages:
English

Date:
20 February 2015
Summary:
Template press releases for NHS smoke free, for Boards who have already implemented the policy and those who have yet to do so.
Languages:
English

Date:
10 February 2015
Summary:
This is an assessment of the impact of the proposal to move from having three printers spread over floors five and six in our Meridian Court office to just having one printer on each floor.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 February 2015
Summary:
Date of request: 04/02/2015
Date of response: 04/03/2015
Days taken to respond: 20 days
Type of response: Full response
Requester: Press

Request:
On February 27 2014 Health Secretary Alex Neil announced confidentiality clauses were being removed from the standard NHS settlement agreement. He also said the Scottish Government would have to be notified of any confidentiality clauses used in future settlement agreements between NHS boards and staff.

Please can you tell me, how many settlement agreements which included a confidentiality clause have been agreed by your health board since February 28 2014.
Please can you tell me how much money was paid out in each of these settlement agreements. If you cannot break the sum down by agreement, please give me the total figure.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 January 2015
Summary:
The February 2015 edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland)
Languages:
English

Date:
30 January 2015
Summary:
What's going on? newsletter January 2015
Languages:
English

Date:
27 January 2015
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland annual report 2013/14
Languages:
English

Date:
26 January 2015
Summary:
These flyers provide some key messages for practitioners when gifting the play@home baby, toddler or preschool books to parents. There are also some very useful tips for parents on free fun for families.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 January 2015
Summary:
The Childsmile Evaluation Symposium, organised by the Community Oral Health Section of the Dental School, was held on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at the Beardmore Hotel, Clydebank.

The full-day event showcased the evaluation and monitoring work undertaken for the Childsmile National Oral Health Improvement Programme and was attended by over 150 oral health personnel.

Keynote speakers were Professor Richard Watt, University College London and Margie Taylor, Chief Dental Officer for Scotland. Presentations were also delivered by researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee and by a Principal Teacher from Ayrshire.

Topics covered included: Tackling Oral Health Inequalities; Prevention in Practice; Fluoride Varnish for Caries Prevention and the Interface between Childsmile and the National Dental Inspection Programme in Primary Schools.

The event was very successful, with excellent feedback from delegates.
Languages:
English

Date:
13 January 2015
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin - January 2015
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English

Date:
23 December 2014
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Choose Life e-bulletin December 2014
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English

Date:
16 December 2014
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Healthy Working Lives e-bulletin December 2014
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English

Date:
15 December 2014
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A new study released today by NHS Health Scotland identifies cost effective approaches to preventing poor health that are also likely to narrow health inequalities.

The study ‘Best preventative investments in Scotland – what the evidence and experts say’ sets out the principles and specific areas for action for policy makers to consider. These go beyond the health and social care sector and include actions on employment, incomes and the environment
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English

Date:
15 December 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with equalities research and news.
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English

Date:
12 December 2014
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The Management of Risk Policy is the top level risk management policy document for NHS Health Scotland.
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English

Date:
11 December 2014
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In advance of the UK parliamentary elections in May 2015, we have produced a new paper on actions to reduce health inequalities.

The briefing provides recommendations for tackling health inequalities and highlights interventions that are less likely to be effective. It was produced for political policymakers but will be of interest to a wide range of organisations working across all sectors. The briefing will be followed next year with a more in depth exploration of what works to tackle health inequalities ahead of the Scottish elections in 2016.

Also available is a series of briefings intended for those working in policy, planning and practice.
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English

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08 December 2014
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This is the fourth MESAS annual report that provides an update on Scotland’s alcohol strategy.

NHS Health Scotland has been tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy through the Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) work programme. There is a commitment to providing annual reports from MESAS and in March 2011 the first annual report (the baseline report) was published, followed by the second annual report in December 2012 and the third in December 2013.
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English

Date:
08 December 2014
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MESAS Wine Country of Origin Dec 2014
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English

Date:
04 December 2014
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Leaflet about a training course aimed at anyone who wants to help someone with mental health problems
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English

Date:
28 November 2014
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Health Inequalities Alert November 2014
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English

Date:
18 November 2014
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This is the third annual report of the Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy (SMEHRS) group, which was set up in December 2010. It describes progress in implementing the recommendations of the 2009 report Health in our Multi-ethnic Scotland – Future Research Priorities. The document includes the refreshed SMEHRS five year strategy to 2019.
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English

Date:
14 November 2014
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A briefing note on the development of an evaluation of the universal free school meals policy, which will be introduced in Scotland in January 2015.
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English

Date:
13 November 2014
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Antenatal HEAT Target 2014 (January)
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English

Date:
11 November 2014
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This research assessed the availability, demand and utilisation of specialist alcohol treatment services in Scotland following publication of Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action. The research also examined the feasibility of assessing the capacity of specialist alcohol treatment services within a small number of case study areas.
The study found that 149 specialist alcohol treatment services delivered tier 3 and 4 interventions to almost 32,000 individuals across Scotland during 2012. More than 8 out of 10 specialist alcohol treatment services also delivered drug treatment services. Scottish Health Survey data showed that 3.1% of adults aged 16+ in Scotland were possibly alcohol dependent in 2012 which equated to almost 138,000 individuals. The Prevalence Service Utilisation Ration (PSUR) was estimated to be 1:4.3, in other words approximately 1 in 4 alcohol dependent adults accessed specialist alcohol treatment in 2012. It was not possible to compare the 2012 PSUR figure to a previous estimate in Scotland because of methodological differences between the two studies.
Interviews and focus groups revealed the positive impact of additional funding and resources that have been made available for treatment services. The most direct impact was evident in additional staff with some services reporting that this provided extra capacity which contributed to a reduction in caseloads, facilitated support to greater numbers of service users and increased frequency of contact with those in treatment. Service commissioners and staff also reported a more holistic assessment of support needs and more effective treatment with an increased understanding of the importance of recovery and preventative work and the Framework for Action was identified as a key driver of this change.
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English

Date:
06 November 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with equalities themed research, news and events.
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English

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05 November 2014
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Blank Risk Assessment Form, issued when discussing the Risk Assessment process with employers, or at an OHS visit.
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English

Date:
05 November 2014
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A worked example of the Risk Assessment Form showing how to complete each box, for issue to employers with a report, or taken to OHS second visit.
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English

Date:
04 November 2014
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What's going on? November 2014
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English

Date:
03 November 2014
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Mental health improvement e-bulletin November 2014
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English

Date:
29 October 2014
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Presentation from the NHS Health Scotland Annual Review and Stakeholder Engagement Event presentation 2014.
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English

Date:
17 October 2014
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With the announcement of the expansion of free school meals to all children in P1 to P3 in early 2014, NHS Health Scotland, in partnership with MRC SPHSU (University of Glasgow) and SCPHRP (University of Edinburgh), approached the Scottish Government to undertake an evaluability assessment.

Working in partnership with key stakeholders, the FSM evaluability assessment included a rapid evidence review, development of a theory of change which identified key outcomes, and an assessment of the availability and feasibility of collecting data for evaluation. This resulted in recommendations on how an evaluation might best be undertaken.

The evaluability assessment is now being used to develop an evaluation of universal FSM in Scotland. For further information on the evaluation of universal FSM contact Rachel McAdams, Public Health Advisor (Evaluation), at rachel.mcadams@nhs.net
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English

Date:
17 October 2014
Summary:
Health inequalities are unjust health differences that occur between social groups. Their fundamental causes lie in the socio-political power relations between population groups and social classes, and in the variations in the distribution of power, money and resources that result. These, in turn, result in differences in environmental and individual resources (e.g. the quality and availability of employment, housing, transport, access to services, and social and cultural resources).

Proportionate universalism is the resourcing and delivering of universal services at a scale and intensity proportionate to the degree of need. Services are therefore universally available, not only for the most disadvantaged, and are able to respond to the level of presenting need.
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English

Date:
16 October 2014
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NHS Health Scotland's annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014.
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English

Date:
15 October 2014
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Presentations by Margaret Burns, NHS Health Scotland Chair, for the NHS Health Scotland Annual Review 2013/14.
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English

Date:
13 October 2014
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As the end of the Scottish Government’s HEAT Standard for Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) approaches, this day took place as part of a series of themed events considering ways to support the long-term aim of the ABI programme to embed ABIs in to local, routine practice. The theme was ‘workforce’ and sought to bring together stakeholders across all NHS Boards with an interest or remit in both the topic focus of alcohol and/or delivery of ABIs. The findings from this event provide a basis for resolving the current challenges and are intended to create momentum for continuation of delivery, innovation and local leadership.
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English

Date:
08 October 2014
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This report provides an overview of a networking event for community cafés held by Community Food and Health (Scotland), or CFHS, in June 2014 in Glasgow.

The aims of the event were to give everyone taking part the chance to meet staff and volunteers from other community cafés, and space and time to think about and discuss the future.
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English

Date:
06 October 2014
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Presentations from Workforce event on 2nd Sept 2014
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English

Date:
03 October 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of food and health.
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English

Date:
03 October 2014
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Mental health improvement e-bulletin October 2014
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English

Date:
02 October 2014
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The October 2014 edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland)
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English

Date:
30 September 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
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English

Date:
30 September 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
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English

Date:
30 September 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
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English

Date:
30 September 2014
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A current awareness alert aimed at keeping you up to date with research within the field of wellbeing in sexual health and HIV.
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English

Date:
25 September 2014
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Each year, NHS Health Scotland is formally held to account through an annual review process. This self-assessment report and summary document provide information on our key achievements and challenges throughout 2013/14 in preparation for that review.
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English

Date:
23 September 2014
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The aim of this paper is to raise awareness of how intergenerational approaches can contribute to improving health and wellbeing.

It shares existing evidence and seeks to encourage further development of evidence gathering using intergenerational practice to improve health and active ageing which supports healthier lifestyles and greater personal independence, and reduces the social isolation of vulnerable groups.
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English

Date:
19 September 2014
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March 2014 – Housing and Health. The 2014 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network centred on housing and its impact on health. Download HEN meeting report March 2014.
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English

Date:
18 September 2014
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A programme and web flyer about the Midspan symposium, taking place on Friday 31 October at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
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English

Date:
17 September 2014
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Child flu immunisation programme information for parents and carers- transcripts 2015
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English

Date:
17 September 2014
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You and Flu film for primary school children- transcripts 2014
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English

Date:
15 September 2014
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This report presents a summary of highly processed evidence related to public health interventions in response to substance misuse (drugs) to support parents, their children and young people up to 25 years.

It was developed to support the Scottish Government’s review of health visiting and school nursing.
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English

Date:
12 September 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at those interested in equalities and diversity issues.
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English

Date:
09 September 2014
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This briefing aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge surrounding the health consequences of human trafficking.
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English

Date:
02 September 2014
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Mental health improvement e-bulletin September 2014.
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English

Date:
01 September 2014
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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival launch invite
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English

Date:
29 August 2014
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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 illness as a result of inequalities in Scotland.

This is a human tragedy, but it also causes a reduction in economic output and increase in social problems. Reducing health inequalities is, therefore, a concern for us all.

This resource follows a similar publication developed by NHS Health Scotland for elected members in local councils published in 2012. It has been developed to support
Non-Executive Directors working in national or local NHS Boards within NHSScotland.

It focuses on supporting Non-Executive Directors to strengthen their contribution to the role of NHS Boards in reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the communities they serve.
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English

Date:
28 August 2014
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The Scottish Government launched the Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) programme in 2011, supported by a £300m Change Fund, with the aim of encouraging health and social care services to move towards a more preventative approach. The outcomes framework for this strategy was developed by the Scottish Government’s Integration & Reshaping Care policy team, the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) and NHS Health Scotland and is made up of two main components: a strategic outcomes model and four nested logic models that illustrate a range of preventive services areas. Ultimately, the outcomes framework will be transferred to the JIT website as an online resource that can be further developed and easily updated. The written version of the framework is an interim step.
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English

Date:
28 August 2014
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The Scottish Government launched the Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) programme in 2011, supported by a £300m Change Fund, with the aim of encouraging health and social care services to move towards a more preventative approach. The outcomes framework for this strategy was developed by the Scottish Government’s Integration & Reshaping Care policy team, the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) and NHS Health Scotland and is made up of two main components: a strategic outcomes model and four nested logic models that illustrate a range of preventive services areas. Ultimately, the outcomes framework will be transferred to the JIT website as an online resource that can be further developed and easily updated. The written version of the framework is an interim step.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of food and health.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research focussed on health inequalities.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of physical activity and health.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
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English

Date:
27 August 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
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English

Date:
19 August 2014
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This report was a collaboration between NHS Health Scotland, the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland and the University of Glasgow. It presents the findings from a pragmatic evaluation of the impacts of the Keep Well programme using routine data and information from NHS Boards. It provides a narrative about Keep Well’s history and evolution, and the extent of variation in the way the programme was delivered between Health Boards and over time, and it describes what is known and not known about the programme’s impacts, and why.
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English

Date:
18 August 2014
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This e-bulletin is part of the activities to support National Suicide Prevention Week 2014.
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English

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18 August 2014
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What's going on - August 2014
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English

Date:
15 August 2014
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This report provides an overview of an event called ‘Maternal and infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start’. This event took place in May 2014 and included learning from previous and ongoing work around Healthy Start programmes in the Forth Valley area that were supported by Community Food and Health (Scotland), which is now part of NHS Health Scotland.
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English

Date:
13 August 2014
Summary:
NHS Western Isles introduced a smoke-free policy in all its premises and grounds in 2013. Their Final Countdown campaign was part of their strategy to improve the health of individuals and local communities.
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English

Date:
13 August 2014
Summary:
The documents listed below contain examples of reported practice from NHS Boards which summarise national innovative and emerging health improvement action within hospital and community hospital settings.

The information pertains to CEL (1) 2012 year one annual reports and therefore reflects reported practice for 2012/13.

These examples of practice reflect the importance of joint-working and collaboration across the hospital setting; the role of health improvement action to advance equality and tackle health inequalities; and the importance of embedding mental health improvement throughout the hospital setting.

Although not yet evaluated projects, they can potentially inspire a variety of health improvement activities to implement the Health Promoting Health Service (HPHS) programme for the benefits of patients, visitors and staff in Scottish hospitals.

The themes are:
Patient care
Positive mental health and physical health
Physical activity and green-space development
Reducing health inequalities
Staff health promotion
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English

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12 August 2014
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New Vaccines poster (2014)
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English

Date:
11 August 2014
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Choose Life e-bulletin August 2014
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English

Date:
11 August 2014
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What’s going on? is a bimonthly briefing designed to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from across NHS Health Scotland including upcoming events, research, evaluation and publications.
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English

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Date:
08 August 2014
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This publication aims to support community food initiatives as they make their case for funding and investment.
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English

Date:
04 August 2014
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Demands for emergency food aid are an emergent challenge for community food initiatives across Scotland. In February 2014, Community Food and Health (Scotland), or CFHS, invited key individuals to share their experiences and understanding of supporting communities that are experiencing extreme food poverty and in need of emergency food aid.
This report captures and shares insights from experts in the field, as well as providing a resource to influence and inform this ongoing discussion and collaboration.
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English

Date:
04 August 2014
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In December 2013 a qualitative evaluation was commissioned to explore the reach of play@home and explore the attitudes and beliefs of vulnerable families on the purpose and importance of play and if, and in what ways, these parents/carers are supported to access and experience play@home.

The research audience was vulnerable families with knowledge of play@home from eight health board areas across Scotland. A total of 64 eligible participants took part in twelve focus groups and ten of the 64 participants also took part in individual face to face or telephone validation follow-up interviews. A three stage approach to data analysis consisted of: analysis of focus group data; analysis of follow-up interview data; and analysis of both data sets.

The report concluded that vulnerable parents in this study did not all receive or use the books, or receive additional support to help them use the books. Additionally there is a need to ensure the play messages reach fathers, particularly in communities where English is an additional language.

The report makes recommendations to enhance delivery of the play@home programme to better engage with vulnerable families and to explore further the needs of parents of disabled children to meet their specific play needs.
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English

Date:
01 August 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 August 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 August 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 August 2014
Summary:
A current awareness alert aimed at keeping you up to date with research within the field of wellbeing in sexual health and HIV.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 July 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with new research and journal articles within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 July 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research and journal articles within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 July 2014
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A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of physical activity.
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English

Date:
25 July 2014
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A document describing an evaluability assesment pilot.
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English

Date:
25 July 2014
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Lessons from the Contribution Analysis pilots
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English

Date:
11 July 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of equalities.
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English

Date:
10 July 2014
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A chair side prompt card for General Dental Practitioners delivering preventive dental services to children following the changes to the statement of dental remuneration (SDR) on 1 October 2011.
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English

Date:
04 July 2014
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Health Inequalities Planning Tools
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English

Date:
04 July 2014
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Health Inequalities: Introducing the Policy Review Action Framework HIIA
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English

Date:
03 July 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with new and updated Cochrane Library reviews.
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English

Date:
02 July 2014
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This HIIA Final Report template will help staff structure the key messages of their impact assessment.
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English

Date:
02 July 2014
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This HIIA Workplan Template illustrates the key tasks involved in completing a HIIA and will help you to organise your time and resources.
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English

Date:
01 July 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of physical activity and health.
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English

Date:
30 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 June 2014
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Mental Health Improvement ebulletin, July 2014
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English

Date:
30 June 2014
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As a key action in the Scottish Government’s tobacco control strategy – Creating a Tobacco-Free Scotland – NHS Health Scotland was asked to review specialist smoking cessation services in Scotland. An advisory group chaired by Professor Linda Bauld was convened for the review, and research was commissioned by NHS Health Scotland from Ipsos MORI Scotland (IM) to examine a number of key aspects of current service configuration and delivery.

The IM report selected five NHS Boards for case study research. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders and focus groups or paired depth interviews conducted with smoking cessation advisers. The research, which took place in 2013, also involved an online survey of NHS staff (smoking cessation advisers, coordinators, and other operational staff) to identify training needs.

The IM research was able to draw on findings from a secondary analysis of routine monitoring data collected by cessation services in Scotland. This was funded by The Scottish School of Public Health and carried out by Information Services Division (ISD, part of NHSScotland) in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Stirling and Bath.

The Smoking Cessation Services Review Advisory Group have written a summary report which is largely, but not exclusively, derived from these two separate studies outlined above. This report suggests actions to improve the effectiveness of smoking cessation services under three headings:

• Reducing variation in outcomes and improving consistency between services.
• Increasing reach and success, particularly with priority groups.
• Improving processes within services and training for staff.

It also includes a number of recommendations for consideration by Scottish Government and implementation by NHS Health Boards.
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English

Date:
24 June 2014
Summary:
Register of Gifts/Hospitality for the years 2013/14
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English

Date:
20 June 2014
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The June 2014 edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland)
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English

Date:
20 June 2014
Summary:
Infant and children’s sleep problems are often a source of concern or stress for parents. This rapid review looks at the current evidence about infant and child sleep. It covers the following:
• What is known about normal infant sleep?
• What is known about the impact of sleep deprivation on the ability of parents to provide responsive care?
• What are the most effective ways to establish and/or improve infant/child sleep patterns?
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English

Date:
13 June 2014
Summary:
From June 2014, 4 NHS Boards are offering bowel scope screening to some men and women aged around 60 in addition to their home screening kit. This will help determine whether we can further improve the NHSScotland Bowel Screening Programme. This letter, for professionals, explains who is being offered bowel scope screening in Scotland and why.
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English

Date:
13 June 2014
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Breast screening professional briefing sheets 2014
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English

Date:
13 June 2014
Summary:
In 2012, Community Food and Health (Scotland) provided funding totalling £15,000 for six community food initiatives to build on their current work with one or more of the Scottish Government food and health programmes.
Languages:
English

Date:
09 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with the Cochrane Library.
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English

Date:
06 June 2014
Summary:
This report presents findings based on a module of questions exploring attitudes to alcohol which were included in the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) Survey. The aim of the alcohol module of the survey was to track changes in attitudes to alcohol and drinking since 2004 and 2007 (when previous alcohol modules were included) and to provide a baseline picture of public attitudes to minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland. Interviews with a representative sample of the Scottish population were conducted between June and October 2013, with 1,497 interviews being achieved.

The findings suggest some positive changes since 2004 in relation to views on the problematic nature of alcohol relative to other drugs and the views of young people on the acceptability of getting drunk. However, there have been simultaneous increases in the proportion of adults reporting that people would think it odd if they didn’t drink at all, suggesting some scope to tackle these perceptions about non-drinking in future health campaigns. Views on MUP were divided, with slightly more in favour of the policy than against it. Yet, when asked about the proposed prices, between 55% and 66% of respondents thought they were ‘about right’.
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English

Date:
05 June 2014
Summary:
Scottish Smoking Cessation Conference 2014 - save the date flyer
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English

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05 June 2014
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What’s Going On is a bimonthly briefing on the latest news and information from across NHS Health Scotland, including upcoming health inequality events, resources and research.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 June 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with new research and publications within the field of equalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 May 2014
Summary:
Model Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

- publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
- tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

NHS Health Scotland has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2014 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The scheme has the Commissioner’s approval until 31 May 2018.
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English

Date:
30 May 2014
Summary:
This is the Health Inequalities Impact Assessment for the Nutritional Guidance for Early Years, which has recorded potential impacts on different population groups as well as actions taken as a result.
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English

Date:
29 May 2014
Summary:
Issues from 2014 of the Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV (WISHH) newsletter.
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English

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29 May 2014
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Directions to NHS Health Scotland at Gyle Square
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English

Date:
29 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 May 2014
Summary:
Community Planning Partnerships shopping basket flyer
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English

Date:
22 May 2014
Summary:
This briefing summarises the available evidence for the delivery of alcohol screening and brief interventions to young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
15 May 2014
Summary:
Manual to assist practitioners with developing local workshops around environment and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 May 2014
Summary:
Findings from Local HIV Wake up pilots. Whilst developing the HIV Wake up campaign, it was recognised that there were few “scene” opportunities out with the central belt which meant that the HIV Wake Up materials had to be tailored for use in non- scene locations, particularly out with the central belt of Scotland.

Whilst this was possible to a degree, it was recognised that further work at a local level would test whether, and how, the HIV Wake Up prevention messages could be used to support local activity (and thus support the implementation of the HIV Action Plan and the subsequent Sexual Health and BBV Framework and associated outcomes).
Languages:
English

Date:
08 May 2014
Summary:
This briefing paper provides an overview of current research knowledge on the
epidemiology of suicide and non-fatal self-harm (‘suicidal behaviour’) in Scotland,
factors that make societies and individuals more or less at risk of suicide and selfharm,
and effective interventions to prevent, and reduce socio-economic inequalities
in, suicidal behaviour.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 May 2014
Summary:
WISHH e-bulletin May 2014 Issue 51
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English

Date:
05 May 2014
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement ebulletin May 2014
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English

Date:
05 May 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with new Cochrane Library reviews.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 May 2014
Summary:
Choose Life e-bulletin May 2014
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English

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01 May 2014
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Draft LDP paper -Board Meeting 7 February 2014
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English

Date:
30 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 April 2014
Summary:
NHS Fife shares an example of working
in partnership and with the local community to run a walking programme, which provides peer support and healthy eating guidance to women within antenatal services in order to improve their health outcomes.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and government and third sector research within the field of equality and diversity.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 April 2014
Summary:
The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) Healthy Living Programme (HLP) was established in 2004 and is funded by the Scottish Government, with NHS Health Scotland acting in a performance management role. The aim of the programme is to improve the accessibility of healthy affordable foods by supporting convenience retailers, particularly those in deprived areas where diet is traditionally poor, to expand and improve their offering of healthier options.

Comprising a quantitative exit survey of customers, telephone depth interviews with programme staff, retailers and stakeholders, and analysis of existing monitoring data, the evaluation assessed four key areas: the efficiency of programme delivery; programme reach, particularly in deprived areas; the effectiveness of the programme in improving the range and display of healthier foods in participating retailers; and whether the improved range and display of these foods has resulted in increased sales, and therefore, consumption, of these foods.

Elements of the HLP have been very successful. In particular, the recruitment process has been proven to be highly effective however the levels of engagement in the programme varied. The programme cannot continue to increase in numbers, maintain quality engagement and widen the focus, at the current levels of staffing so programme priorities and future direction need to be clarified.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 April 2014
Summary:
This report presents a summary of highly processed evidence related to the provision of additional support during pregnancy to improve the use of antenatal care services among women who experience complex social factors.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 April 2014
Summary:
This evidence summary presents a summary of highly processed evidence related to public health interventions to prevent unintentional among children and young people aged less than 15 years.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 April 2014
Summary:
The evidence presented here is a summary of the evidence reviewed in support of Public Health Guidance 11 “Improving the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low-income households” that was published in March 2008.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 April 2014
Summary:
This report presents a summary of highly processed evidence related to public health interventions to support mental health improvement from pre-birth through to 18 years.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 April 2014
Summary:
This report presents a summary of highly processed evidence related to public health interventions to support smoking cessation and smoking prevention. Interventions are targeted at pregnant women and their partners, brief intervention support targeted at all age groups, and children of school age 5-18 years.
Languages:
English

Date:
21 April 2014
Summary:
Community Food and Health (Scotland) commissioned this study to provide an analysis of the outcomes from recent work building evaluation capacity among community based organisations working in the field of food, mental health and wellbeing.

The study carried out a prospective evaluation of CHANGES community health project’s Eat Well – Keep Active programme. It also carried out qualitative interviews with staff from seven community projects who had taken part in CFHS’ Building Evidence of Impact programme in 2012-13, all of whom had developed self- evaluation reports on their project’s work. A meta synthesis of these sources of evidence was undertaken to provide new insight into the pathways that link community food activities and mental health and wellbeing.

Diet quality is generally assumed to be the major mechanistic pathway to mental health improvement and is thus the major focus of evaluation. The analysis suggests that it is the use of food as a tool to support people to overcome barriers to social interaction and self-confidence, partly through building skills and knowledge which act as the key pathways to improve mental health and wellbeing among participants.

The study concludes that community based food activities offer the opportunity to develop skills, confidence, and social connections, in addition to improving food knowledge and skills, but that standard evaluation tools may fail to capture many aspects of the changes that people experience. This provides a key opportunity for community – academic partnerships to develop rigorous alternative evaluation tools.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 April 2014
Summary:
This is the note of the second Knowledge into Action meeting in Health Scotland, on 3rd December 2013.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 April 2014
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland is a national Special Health Board, working with and through public, private and third sector organisations to reduce health inequalities and improve health. Our primary role is to lead the co-production and improvement needed to translate knowledge of what works to reduce health inequalities, and to improve how that knowledge is turned into action.

This document sets out a high level summary of what we plan to deliver in 2014–15 as well as the areas of work that we plan to develop up until 2017. As such, this plan is intended to fulfill our delivery contract with the Scottish Government.

For 'A Theory of Causation' see appendix B
Languages:
English

Date:
15 April 2014
Summary:
List of recently published books on Health Improvement & Health Promotion available from the NHS Health Scotland collection.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
14 April 2014
Summary:
Community Food and Health (Scotland) hosted a free national networking conference in October 2013. The event was for people keen to share experience, evidence, hopes and concerns on all aspects of food, inequality and social justice. This report gives background information about the conference, conference content and the results from an online evaluation survey.
Languages:
English

Date:
09 April 2014
Summary:
Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin.
Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for sickle cell.
Languages:
Arabic, Easy Read, English, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Urdu

Date:
09 April 2014
Summary:
Information for adult beta thalassaemia carriers.
Information for adult sickle cell carriers.
Languages:
Arabic, Easy Read, English, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Urdu

Date:
07 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 April 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 April 2014
Summary:
A current awareness alert aimed at keeping you up to date with new journal articles and new on-line reports within the field of wellbeing in sexual health and HIV
Languages:
English

Date:
03 April 2014
Summary:
presentation and workshop materials from the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Event

Thursday 27th March 20014, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Languages:
English

Date:
03 April 2014
Summary:
Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV e-bulletin April 2014
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
02 April 2014
Summary:
These activity sheets were developed by the Care and Learning Alliance as additional play ideas for parents, carers and children.

Presented in the style of play@home with instructions, variations, benefits and precautions, they continue to encourage everyone to have fun using things found easily around the home.

Remember to use your play@home book regularly as your child grows, as their interests will change and develop and you will be creating those special childhood memories.

Polish versions are now available.
Languages:
English, Polish

Date:
31 March 2014
Summary:
This rapid review presents an overview of highly processed evidence about interventions to support parents of older children and adolescents that improve health and wellbeing outcomes. The included evidence mainly covers parents of children and adolescents from the age of 7–19.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at highlighting new and updated reviews from the Cochrane Library.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 March 2014
Summary:
Our over-riding aim is to improve
Scotland’s food and health. We do this by supporting work within low-income communities that improves access to and take-up of a healthy diet.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 March 2014
Summary:
The study tour took place between 1 and 3 October 2013. The programme was designed and developed by Community Food and Health (Scotland) to look at different approaches to improving food access and addressing food poverty with older people. This report provides an overview of the tour and the organisations we visited. There is also more detail for anyone who wants to look at a particular initiative.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 March 2014
Summary:
Resource for healthcare professionals providing guidance on how to approach the idea of increased Physical Activity in patients.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
28 March 2014
Summary:
The three play@home books offer a
choice of simple and adaptable activities,
using recycled or home-made materials.
The books are intended only as a guide,
as all children develop at their own pace.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 March 2014
Summary:
CEL 4 (2010) guides NHS Boards on engaging the public in service change proposals. NHS Boards are responsible for impact assessing the engagement process, ensuring any potentially adverse impacts of proposed changes to services have been taken into account. This flow chart help demonstrate the links between the CEL and HIIA.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 March 2014
Summary:
This guidance answers the most commonly asked questions about what and how to conduct a Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (HIIA).
Languages:
English

Date:
19 March 2014
Summary:
This resource has been developed for Non-Executive directors working in national or local NHS Boards within NHSScotland. It focuses on supporting Non-Executive Directors to strengthen their contribution to the role of NHS Boards in reducing health inequalities which will take up an increasing proportion of their attention, and improving the health of the communities they serve.
Languages:
English

Date:
17 March 2014
Summary:
This outcomes framework has been developed for Scotland’s National Parenting Strategy. NHS Health Scotland has developed this framework in collaboration with a wide range of partners to set out key outcomes required to support parents and families to give children and young people the best start in life. It also uses best available evidence to outline actions which could be undertaken to achieve these shared outcomes. It provides a useful way to identify how partners might work together to achieve shared outcomes.
Languages:
English

Date:
14 March 2014
Summary:
This is the HIIA legistlative requirements document, launched with the HIIA Guidance (2011).
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
14 March 2014
Summary:
These are key issues to consider when conducting a HIIA, launched with the HIIA Guidance (2011).
Languages:
English

Date:
14 March 2014
Summary:
This is the updated workshop report template, launched in 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
14 March 2014
Summary:
This is the updated template for scribing at a HIIA scoping workshop, launched in 2015.
Languages:
English

Date:
13 March 2014
Summary:
The February 2014 edition of the newsletter for Community Food and Health (Scotland)
Languages:
English

Date:
10 March 2014
Summary:
This study aimed to explore the feasibility and acceptability of ABIs delivered to young people and in social work settings. Ten projects took part in the study. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 27 project managers, staff and related stakeholders. Individual, paired and group interviews were also conducted with 61 young people (males n= 37, females n=24), ranging in age from 12-23. Fieldwork was conducted between December 2012 and July 2013. The study found that it is feasible and acceptable to deliver ABIs in youth settings.

Young people felt the projects were welcoming and safe and were positive about the timing and location of the projects. Project staff gave similar responses, emphasizing the importance of locating the projects where young people congregate and making them young person friendly. Organisational factors also affected the feasibility of the projects. These included staffing consistency and continuity, staff skill mix, and organisational funding and stability. Data collection was variable across the 10 projects included in the study. Staff were sometimes reluctant to record data and young people did not always respond positively to form filling and appreciated efforts to make conversations more engaging and less formal. This makes it difficult to be able to know who is attending the projects and what impact the conversations that staff with young people have. It would also be difficult to carry out an evaluation to identify the effectiveness of ABIs in this setting.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with the Cochrane Library.
Languages:
English

Date:
07 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
04 March 2014
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland Media Spokespeople Biographies
Languages:
English

Date:
04 March 2014
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin February 2014
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
04 March 2014
Summary:
WISHH eBulletin March 2014
Languages:
English

Date:
03 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 March 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
21 February 2014
Summary:
This short print-friendly resource is designed for healthcare professionals to give to their patients. This leaflet provides the ‘need to know’ information about being active. More information on being more active can be found in the more detailed Get Active… booklet.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 February 2014
Summary:
Rude health e-bulletin 2013.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 February 2014
Summary:
Poster for men aged 65 who will receive an invite for AAA screening.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 February 2014
Summary:
WISHH eBulletin February 2014
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
Guide to using feeds and alerts to keep you up to date with the latest research
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of Children & Young People.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and publications within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and publications within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health & wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and publications within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 January 2014
Summary:
This Annual Report highlights some of the areas where NHS Health Scotland has made a difference to improving policy and practices, as well as helping other agencies to take the action which will be most effective in tackling health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 January 2014
Summary:
Caring for Smiles is a training guide for oral health professionals to deliver training to staff in care establishments.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 January 2014
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland are offering two Health Behaviour Change Development Sessions for Primary Care staff in March 2014. The sessions are being delivered in partnership with RCGP and NHS Education for Scotland. The training is aimed at front line staff who have a role in raising the issue or delivering health behaviour change interventions across a range of topics.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 January 2014
Summary:
This research examines the impact of the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme’s (HLP) training and resources on community retailers selling fruit and vegetables in low income areas. The evaluation was undertaken with community retailers that had attended a HLP training session. The evaluation methods included an on-line survey and production of case studies.

The evaluation identifies that the HLP training and resources was of benefit to community retailers, and impacted on awareness, knowledge and practice, especially for volunteers. While some barriers to dissemination of the training were highlighted, a high level of dissemination of the training within community retailers was taking place.

The evaluation also identifies that the HLP resources, which include display stands and a training brochure and disc, may also be of benefit, but highlights limitations to the use of the display stands in particular.

The evaluation includes recommendations about how else the HLP could support community retailers. These include additional resources further training opportunities and the establishment of an online community of practice for community retailers that have participated in the HLP training.
Languages:
English

Date:
14 January 2014
Summary:
A current awareness alert aimed at keeping you up to date with new journal articles and new on-line reports within the field of wellbeing in sexual health and HIV
Languages:
English

Date:
09 January 2014
Summary:
January 2014 Wellbeing in sexual health and HIV (WISHH) eBulletin
Languages:
English

Date:
08 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with equalities related research, news and events.
Languages:
English

Date:
08 January 2014
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland- knowledge into action for a fairer, healthier Scotland 2014.

The purpose of this document is to set out Health Scotland’s thinking to date on applying a Knowledge into Action (KIA) approach to the challenges of reducing health inequalities within the context of Community Planning Partnerships and the potential contribution of a What Works Centre.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 January 2014
Summary:
A monthly current awareness alert from the Cochrane Library to keep you up to date with new systematic reviews, updated systematic reviews and new protocols
Languages:
English

Date:
24 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of Children & Young People.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health & wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with equalities research.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 December 2013
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin December 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
23 December 2013
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland Annual Review 2013 Letter and Action Plan
Languages:
English

Date:
23 December 2013
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland Annual Review 2013 Self Assessment Report and Summary
Languages:
English

Date:
20 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and publications within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 December 2013
Summary:
A current awareness bulletin from Knowledge Services providing topic-based lists of the latest journal articles, new books and new online reports added to the library catalogue over the previous two months
Languages:
English

Date:
18 December 2013
Summary:
A current awareness bulletin from Knowledge Services providing topic-based lists of the latest journal articles, new books and new online reports added to the library catalogue over the previous two months.
Languages:
English

Date:
16 December 2013
Summary:
The e-bulletin for the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, which covers health and safety stories, health promotion campaigns and news.
Languages:
English

Date:
11 December 2013
Summary:
A database of the Mental Health Improvement trainining courses available across Scotland in 2010.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
09 December 2013
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland has been tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy through the Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) work programme. There is a commitment to providing annual reports from MESAS and in March 2011 the first annual report (the baseline report) was published, followed by the second annual report in December 2012.

This report is the third annual report that provides an update on Scotland’s alcohol strategy. It includes the evaluation plan, the trends in price and affordability, alcohol sales and consumption, and alcohol-related harm as detailed in the baseline report. New chapters incorporating findings from the evaluation of the Licensing Act and the contribution of the economic downturn to recent falls in alcohol-related harms in Scotland are also included.
Languages:
English

Date:
06 December 2013
Summary:
Reducing health inequalities requires action on the social determinants of health and will not be achieved by focusing only on improving the health of individuals (Beeston et al, 2013). Actions or programmes to improve health across the whole population can risk increasing inequalities (Lorenc et al 2012). Consequently, health and social inequalities must be considered in the planning stages of services and programmes in order to maximise their potential for contributing to reducing health inequalities. The Health Inequalities Action Framework offers a scheme for assessing plans against theoretical concepts that explain the link between social factors and inequalities in health outcomes, and encourages consideration of the range of actions that might be taken.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 December 2013
Summary:
Summary financial statement of NHS Health Scotland, a special Health Board, for the year ending March 2013.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 December 2013
Summary:
Keep Well Q and A
Languages:
English

Date:
03 December 2013
Summary:
This MESAS report assesses population levels of alcohol consumption based on retail sales data in Central Scotland, North West and North East England, comparing with levels of alcohol-related mortality. It was published as part of NHS Health Scotland’s commitment to monitoring and evaluating Scotland’s alcohol strategy.

An accompanying dataset will be available soon.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 December 2013
Summary:
Smile4life is an oral health training pack for staff working with people who are homeless.
Languages:
English

Date:
03 December 2013
Summary:
December 2013 wellbeing in sexual health and HIV (WISHH) eBulletin
Languages:
English

Date:
02 December 2013
Summary:
A monthly current awareness alert from the Cochrane Library to keep you up to date with new systematic reviews, updated systematic reviews and new protocols
Languages:
English

Date:
29 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 November 2013
Summary:
An evaluation of the Child Healthy Weight Programme.

The Child Healthy Weight (CHW) programme in Scotland is a response to growing concerns about obesity levels among children and young people. Underpinned by a Scottish Government HEAT target, the second phase of the programme (April 2011-March 2014) encourages NHS Health Boards to complete a total of 14,910 child healthy weight interventions.

To meet this target Health Boards have been delivering the programme using one or a combination of types of intervention: school-based interventions delivered to whole classes of children; group and one-to-one interventions delivered to children and parents where the child has been identified as overweight or obese.

Drawing on interviews with children, parents and staff who participated in the programme, together with an analysis of routinely collected quantitative data, the evaluation had three aims: to describe how the programme was being implemented; to understand the views and experiences of children and their families; and to generate an understanding of potential impacts.

Although the programme has been predominantly delivered through schools, the evaluation found a considerable degree of variation in the ways all three types of intervention were delivered.
Children and parents were generally positive about taking part in the programme, which was perceived to have contributed to increases in knowledge about healthy eating and physical activity as well as improving the self-esteem of some children.

Although the quantitative data suggest that, on average, children’s BMI decreased slightly over the intervention period, this cannot be definitively attributed to the programme.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
26 November 2013
Summary:
This guidance is intended to inform professionals in Health Boards, and voluntary sector agencies who have responsibility for local breastfeeding activities, about the most up-to-date policies and evidence about breastfeeding peer support.
Acknowledging that professionals will need to use their judgement and take account of community populations and their specific needs, the guidance is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to guide local activities, as Health Boards and voluntary sector agencies continue to support mothers to give their infants the best start in life.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Audit Committee Meeting minutes Friday 30 August 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Chief Executive's update 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Choose Life National Forum 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting 11 October 2013 HGC Paper 15-13a
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting 11 October 2013 HGC Paper 15-13b.doc
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting 11 October 2013 HGC Paper 15-13c
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting 11 October 2013 HGC Paper 15-13d
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting minutes Oct 11 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee meeting: 11 October 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Healthy Working Lives Delivering a Sustainable Future 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
This e-toolkit has been created to support professionals within local Health Boards in the delivery of the national marketing strategy for the HEAT antenatal access target, introduced by the Scottish Government in April 2012.
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Mid year impact report 2013- 2014
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Partnership forum meeting 21 Aug 2013
Languages:
English

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Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Q2 corporate report 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Risk Management strategy 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
22 November 2013
Summary:
Staff governance committee meeting 20 September 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
20 November 2013
Summary:
Maternity service in NHS Dumfriesand Galloway achieved the Charter Mark for the Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) Charter of Rights.
Languages:
English

Date:
20 November 2013
Summary:
Improved communication between addictions nurses and drug liaison midwives has reduced the gestation time at referral from 22+ weeks to around 9 weeks over the past few years. This has led to a reduction in the number of babies experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and an increase in birthweight as the mothers are stable for more of their pregnancy.
Languages:
English

Date:
19 November 2013
Summary:
This order form is for Childsmile Coordinators and other professionals to order leaflets, posters and DVDs.
Languages:
English

Date:
15 November 2013
Summary:
A current awareness alert aimed at keeping you up to date with new journal articles and new on-line reports within the field of wellbeing in sexual health and HIV
Languages:
English

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Date:
12 November 2013
Summary:
This briefing paper on play is for professionals and front line staff who are responsible for delivering play opportunities to children. It aims to increase understanding and provides evidence about the benefits of play in children’s development. It covers the following:
• What is play
• Why play is important
• Barriers to play
• The play environment
• Promoting play
Languages:
English

Date:
11 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert that aims to keep you up to date with research within the field of equalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
05 November 2013
Summary:
Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin October 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
04 November 2013
Summary:
A monthly current awareness alert from the Cochrane Library to keep you up to date with new systematic reviews, updated systematic reviews and new protocols
Languages:
English

Date:
01 November 2013
Summary:
Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV eBulletin - November 2013.
Languages:
English

Date:
31 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research and journal articles within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of physical activity.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research and journal articles within the field of health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
29 October 2013
Summary:
NHS Health Scotland Annual Accounts for 2012-2013
Languages:
English

Date:
28 October 2013
Summary:
A current awareness bulletin from Knowledge Services providing topic-based lists of the latest journal articles, new books and new online reports added to the library catalogue over the previous two months.
Languages:
English

Date:
28 October 2013
Summary:
A current awareness bulletin from Knowledge Services providing topic-based lists of the latest journal articles, new books and new online reports added to the library catalogue over the previous two months.
Languages:
English

Date:
18 October 2013
Summary:
Testing the fundamental causes theory
of health inequalities in Scotland
Languages:
English

Date:
16 October 2013
Summary:
This manual provides the framework and guidelines for the consistent application of NHS Health Scotland branding. The intention is not to restrict creative input but to provide a set of parameters within which to work.
Languages:
English

Date:
10 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles, grey literature, news, events and conferences within the equalities field.
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
08 October 2013
Summary:
Monthly updates on the latest articles and journals covering health in relation to protected characteristics and population groups.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 October 2013
Summary:
A monthly current awareness alert from the Cochrane Library to keep you up to date with new systematic reviews, updated systematic reviews and new protocols.
Languages:
English

Date:
01 October 2013
Summary:
Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV eBulletin - October 2013.
Languages:
English

Date:
30 September 2013
Summary:
Mental health improvement e-bulletin - September 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
27 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of alcohol and substance misuse.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of children and young people.
Languages:
English

Date:
27 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with research within the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Languages:
English

Date:
25 September 2013
Summary:
This report gives the findings and recommendations from a Health Inequalities Impact Assessment conducted on the Living Streets “Walk Once a Week” project.

The project aims to encourage all primary school aged children to increase their physical activity levels through walking to school at least once a week.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research within the field of food and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
24 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and publications within the field of physical activity and health.
Languages:
English

Date:
23 September 2013
Summary:
A monthly alert aimed at helping you keep up to date with journal articles and research focussed on health inequalities.
Languages:
English

Date:
19 September 2013
Summary:
This is a series of briefing papers summarising national health improvement action within the hospital and community hospital setting, reported
to Scottish Government as part of the formal governance requirements for delivery of CEL (1) 2012.

Briefing papers within this series include:

1 Context for Delivery (Core Actions 1–5);
2 Tobacco
3 Alcohol (covering selected performance measures not reported through
the ADP Governance Framework)
4 Breastfeeding
5 Healthy Working Lives
6 Sexual Health
7 Physical Activity; and
8 Active Travel.
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Audit Committee Minutes: 12 June 2013 (AC Mins 3/13)
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Audit Committee Minutes: 26 June 2013 (AC Mins 4/13)
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Chief Executive’s update (HS Paper 27/13)
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Health Governance Committee Minutes, 1 March 2013: (HGC Mins 2/13)
Languages:
English

Publication name:
Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Innovation (HS Paper 24/13)
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Minutes of previous Board meeting: 26 June 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Partnership Forum Minutes: 19 June 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Partnership Forum Minutes: 24 April 2013
Languages:
English

Date:
13 September 2013
Summary:
Proposed dates