News alerts: w/b 4th 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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Sunday 5th March

Life expectancy has failed to rise in Scotland for the last three years.

More details: Sunday Times ScotlandScotsman

Monday 6th March

A report from Samaritans Scotland says deprivation increases the risk of suicide.

More details: Samaritans ReportBBC News

Wednesday 8th March

A new forum has been set up to improve the mental health of people in rural areas of Scotland.

More details: Press and Journal 

Friday 10th March

Scottish Government announces a £71.6m investment for GPs.

More details: SG News, BBC News


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 4th March 2017

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Crime rate
  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, People living in 15% most 'access deprived' areas

  • Deprivation Profile, Child obesity in primary 1 by SIMD quintile (incl. SII & RII)

  • Deprivation  Profile, Crime rate by SIMD quintile (incl. SII & RII)

  • Alcohol Profile, Personal licenses in force

  • Alcohol Profile, Premise licences in force - off-sale

  • Alcohol Profile, Premise licences in force - on-sale

  • Alcohol Profile, Premise licences in force - total

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


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