About the Public Health Information Network for Scotland (PHINS)

The Public Health Information Network for Scotland (PHINS) aims to keep public health professionals in Scotland up-to-date with national and local developments in public health information via bulletins, email updates and seminars. To join the network, please register with the ScotPHO website.

PHINS Seminars

Seminars are held on an annual basis to discuss and publicise current information and research projects. 

The 2014 seminar took place on Friday 10th October 2014 in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Around 350 delegates attended.

You can view the morning's programme here: PHINS 2014 programme (145Kb).

Below are links to pdf versions of most of the talks presented at the seminar. Please note, however, that as some of the presented research is still unpublished, not all the presentations are available to download.

General update section

Diane Stockton (ISD Scotland) provided a general update on health & well-being related information projects in Scotland (35Kb). 

Research perspectives at local, national and European level

Bruce Whyte (Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)) presented on Housing, health and demographic change across Glasgow (2.5Mb)

David Walsh (also GCPH) gave a presentation entitled 'Excess' mortality in Scotland: towards an understanding? Unfortunately, this included new data that are the subject of ongoing analyses, and thus are not yet available to download. 

Rich Mitchell (University of Glasgow) asked: Can our environment narrow socio-economic inequalities in mental wellbeing? Evidence from urban dwellers in 34 European nations. Unfortunately, this presentation also included unpublished data and is thus also unavailable to download at present. 

How can we narrow health inequalities in post-referendum Scotland?

Clare Beeston (NHS Health Scotland) presented on Health inequalities: where they come from and what can we do about them? (1.8Mb)

Peter Kelly (The Poverty Alliance) gave a presentation entitled: In-work poverty and health inequality: what are the links? (280Kb)

Finally, Stephen Boyd (STUC) discussed The drivers of income inequality (600Kb).

For more information on any of these talks, please contact the presenter directly.

PHINS Bulletins

A bulletin, highlighting local developments in public health information, is produced on an approximately annual basis and is sent out by email to PHINS members. The most recent bulletin can be downloaded via the link below.