News alerts: w/b 25th March 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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Monday 27th March

Commons Select Committee reports on childhood obesity

More details: Report and summary, BBC News, Scotsman, Scottish Daily Mail

Tuesday 28th March

Scottish Government publishes Annual update of long-term indicators of health inequalities

More details: Report, News release

Scottish Government publishes Children's Social Work Statistics 2015/16

More details: Children's Social Work Statistics 2015/16

National Records of Scotland publishes Life expectancy in Council Areas split by deprivation (2011-2015) and in Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas (2013-2015)

More details: Life expectancy in Council Areas, Life Expectancy in Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas

Thursday 30th March

Scottish Government publishes new mental health strategy

More details: Strategy, News release, BBC News, Herald, Scotsman, Courier, Evening TimesSTV News

Friday 31st March

Pregnant women in Scotland to receive free vitamins from 1st April

Scottish Government news release, BBC News, Herald, STV News, Courier


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 25th March 2017

  • Deprivation Profile, Working age population employment deprived (incl. SII & RII)

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


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