News alerts: w/b 23rd September 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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Tuesday 26th September

NICE issues draft guidance on how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease

More details: NICE news release, The Herald, The Guardian.

Scottish Government publishes report on cancer patient experiences of care

More details: SG Report.

ISD publishes a range of statistics:

More details: ISD Scotland.

These include:

  • ScotPHO website quarterly update.
  • Drug-related Hospital Statistics Scotland.
  • Childhood Immunisation Statistics Scotland.

Wednesday 27th September

Study finds a rise in number of older people being diagnosed with HIV in Europe

More details: The Lancet, BBC News.

WHO says measles has been eliminated in the UK

More details: WHO, Courier.

Thursday 28th September

National Records of Scotland reports on trends in life expectancy in Scotland

More details: NRS news releaseSG news releaseCourier, The National, Scotsman, STV News.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 23rd September 2017

  • The Health and Wellbeing profile has been refreshed to include a range of indicators by 2011 intermediate zones.
  • A new Children and Young People's profile has been launched.

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


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