News alerts: w/b 3rd June 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 6th June

Study finds that older mental health patients are less likely to be referred for talking therapies

More details: British Journal of General PracticeCourier.

Thursday 8th June

New research suggests blood test may help in predicting onset of Huntington's disease

More details: The LancetBBC News.

Friday 9th June

New standards in health and social care have been published by the Scottish Government

More details: Scottish Government.

Profiles indicator updates: w/b 3rd June 2017

  • Alcohol Profile - Child protection with parental alcohol misuse

  • Alcohol / Drugs Profiles - Child protection with parental alcohol/drug misuse

  • Drugs Profile - Child protection with parental drug misuse

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


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