News alerts: w/b 21st October 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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Sunday 22nd October

Mental Welfare Commission publish annual reports on the use of Mental Health Act

More details:

Monday 23rd October

Study compares mortality rates and occupations across the UK.

More details: Journal article, BBC News

Public Health England reports on antibiotic prescribing and resistance.

More details: Report, BBC News, Courier

Tuesday 24th October

ISD publishes a range of statistics:

More details: ISD Scotland.

These include:

  • NHS Smoking Cessation Service Statistics (Scotland)
  • Out of Hours Primary Care Services in Scotland
  • National Dental Inspection Programme.

Wednesday 25th October

ISD reports a fall in number of people using smoking-cessation services in Scotland.

More details: Report, Courier, Daily Record, Evening News, Herald, The National, The Scotsman

ISD publishes report on National Dental Inspection Program for children in Scotland.

More details: Report, Evening Express, Evening Times, STV

Thursday 26th October

National Records of Scotland issues population projections for Scotland.

More details: NRS Report, BBC NewsCourier, The National, The Scotsman

Audit Scotland reports on progress in reforming the NHS in Scotland.

Friday 27th October

Scottish Government consults on new strategy on obesity.

More details: Consultation, BBC News, Courier, Holyrood Magazine, Scotsman

Profiles indicator updates: w/b 21st October 2017

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  •  No profile indicator updates in this week.

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