Reading Time: 13 minutes Information about how dental services work in Scotland and some of the issues currently facing NHS dental services.
Timeline of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland
Reading Time: 69 minutes This timeline provides information on Scotland’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and includes all major developments.
How is Scotland Performing?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at how Scotland is performing against the 81 National Indicators in the National Performance Framework.
Patterns of gambling harm: Scottish Health Survey 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes A summary of the findings (and limitations) of the Scottish Health Survey 2021 relating to gambling harms.
Gambling harms: a public health challenge for Scotland
Reading Time: 5 minutes An introduction to gambling harms and public health in Scotland.
Dampness in Scottish social housing
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the issue of dampness in social housing in Scotland.
Guest blog: What can we learn from the COVID-19 response in supporting migrant and minority ethnic populations?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog summarises the findings from an expert review for the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learning and Evaluation Oversight Group. The study was led
How do you design a public (national care) service?
Reading Time: 13 minutes The concept of “co-design” has been prominent in Stage 1 scrutiny of the National Care Service. This blog discusses the co-design approach, using the NCS as an example.
The National Care Service (Scotland) Bill – hub for SPICe material
Reading Time: 2 minutes A hub for all SPICe material on the National Care Service (NCS)
Reading Time: 6 minutes There have been various attempts over the last two decades to change the law to permit assisted dying in Scotland, and other parts of the UK. This blog will consider previous legislative attempts in Scotland and explore some of the issues that have made it difficult to legislate in this area in the past