News alerts: w/b 1st April 2017

Please find below details of selected public health-related news stories that were reported in the above week. ScotPHO is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked news articles / publications and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Please note that some of the linked websites may require registration, subscription or payment to view articles. For new publications relating to health protection and for updates on infectious disease and other outbreaks, please see the Health Protection Scotland website.

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Saturday 1st April

New law restricts access to e-cigarettes in Scotland

More details: Scottish Government news release, BBC News, Scotsman.

Monday 3rd April

British Heart Foundation reports on levels of exercise in people in the UK

More details: Report, BBC News.

Tuesday 4th April

ISD publishes a range of health statistics

More details: ISD Scotland

These include:

  • Scottish Drugs Misuse Database: Annual Report, 2015/16 Report.

Wednesday 5th April

Vaccine reduces levels of human papillomavirus in Scotland by 90%

More details: BBC News, Herald, Scotsman.

Thursday 6th April

Briefing on the rising number of older drug users in Scotland

More details: Briefing (4.7Mb), Scotsman.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 1st April 2017

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Immunisation uptake at 24 months - MMR.

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Immunisation uptake at 24 months – 5in1.

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Working age population employment deprived.

  • Drugs Profile SDMD follow-up completeness.

  • Drugs Profile SDMD initial completeness.

For more details, including the complete list of available indicators, please see the ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool.


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