Health in focus

In this section, you'll find listings for current government and third sector campaigns that aim to raise awareness of health and wellbeing issues.

In focus this month:

National Health and Social Care Standards consultation

The Scottish Government is conducting a public consultation on the draft National Health and Social Care Standards supported by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Child flu

The flu vaccine is offered to all children in Scotland aged 2–5 years (and not yet in school) at their GP practice. It is also offered to all primary school children at school.

Self Management Week 2016

Self Management Week 2016 will be celebrated with a series of events across Scotland including the Self Management Awards held on 4 October at the Scottish Parliament.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy includes all types of health information including written, visual and spoken. Health and social care staff should communicate clearly and ensure that people can understand any information that they're given.

Get ready to fight flu

People across Scotland are being urged to get ready to fight flu as Scotland’s national flu immunisation programme gets underway.

Had a blood transfusion before September 1991?

The Penrose Inquiry report recommended that Hepatitis C testing is offered to individuals who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C via blood or blood products before September 1991, who have not already been tested.