News alerts: w/b 29th July 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 29th July

Report on a trial scheme to develop the role of school nurses.

More details: Scottish Government, Scotsman           

WHO publishes manual on health inequality monitoring

More details: Manual        

Monday 31st July

Study supports that HIV screening in general practice is cost-effective and should be promoted.

More details: Study, BBC News       

Tuesday 1st August

Babies in the UK are to be vaccinated against hepatitis B.

More details: BBC News 

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health publishes new guidance on breastfeeding.

More details: Royal College, Scottish Daily Mail                                            

Wednesday 2nd August

ISD and NRS report on suicides in Scotland.

More details: ScotPHO page, NRS report, ISD summaryThe National

NRS publishes annual report on Scotland's population.

More details: ReportScottish Government news release, BBC News, ScotsmanDaily Record

NRS reports on alcohol-related deaths in Scotland.

More details: Report, Herald, Holyrood Magazine, Holyrood Magazine, Scotsman 

Survey reveals levels of exercise among children in Scotland.

More details: Survey, ScotsmanScottish Daily Mail

Thursday 3rd August

Researchers predict a rise in blindness across the world.

More details: Study, BBC News         


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 29th July 2017

  • Teenage pregnancy – Health and Wellbeing profile

  • Single adult dwellings – Health and Wellbeing profile

  • Drug waiting times – Drug profile

  • Alcohol waiting times – Alcohol profile

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


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