New Heart Disease Guideline Published

A new SIGN Guideline, SIGN 149: Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, was published on 26th July. The guideline provides recommendations on estimation of cardiovascular risk and interventions to reduce this risk in people with and without established CVD. It covers: Adopting a Mediterranean diet, rich in extra virgin olive oil and/or unsalted…

New Cardiac Rehab Guideline Published

A new SIGN Guideline, SIGN 150: Cardiac rehabilitation, was published on 26th July. This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations and best practice guidance on the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation. It includes: Recommendations on assessment Health behaviour change techniques Lifestyle risk factor management Psychosocial health Vocational rehabilitation Medical risk management The full Guideline is available to download…

NHSScotland 70th Anniversary

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th Anniversary. NHSScotland and the Scottish Government will be working with a wide range of partners to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Scotland. We want everyone to get involved – from patients and the public to NHS Boards, our partners in health and social…

NHS Scotland Event

The NHS Scotland Event is the leading health Event in Scotland. The Event continues to be the ‘premier meeting place’ for those committed to providing sustainable high quality health and social care services for the people of Scotland. Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland…

Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2017/18

Paul Gray, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General Health and Social Care, presents his Chief Executive’s Annual Report. He outlines the achievements made during 2017/18, and describes the challenging context in which NHS Scotland continues to operate. In it, Paul pays tribute to the outstanding commitment of all NHS Scotland staff, and to the…

Cardiac Rehab Guidance – Patient Version

On Monday 25 September 2017, SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) published the patient information booklet – Cardiac Rehab. This is the third booklet in the series of six covering conditions within the topic of Coronary Heart Disease. The booklet explains the recommendations in the SIGN clinical guideline about: getting referred and assessed for cardiac rehab,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are worried about symptoms, you must stay home and call your GP or NHS 24 (111) out of hours where you will receive help. Up to date information and advice about how we can all help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus can be found at: http://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus…

Our Health Heroes awards 2019

Our Health Heroes awards is a UK-wide campaign dedicated to celebrating, recognising and saying ‘thank-you’ to the thousands of unsung heroes who work in the NHS, social care sector, private healthcare and specialist healthcare services throughout the UK. The awards are run by Skills for Health, a national charity dedicated to supporting the health and…

NHS Scotland Event 2019 Resources

All resources from the NHS Scotland Event 2019 are now available on the website. This includes filmed footage of all the Plenary and Mini Plenary Sessions, presentations from the Parallel and Spotlight Sessions, speaker interviews and a highlights film, as well as all the posters that were on display at the Event.  To find out…