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Professor Alastair H Leyland and Dr Linsay Gray from the MRC/CSO SPHSU have participated in a film produced to illustrate the wide range of uses of the Scottish Health Survey. It can be viewed on Vimeo or Youtube.

The Scottish Health Survey film

posted on: Dec 18, 2012

Professor Alastair H Leyland and Dr Linsay Gray from the MRC/CSO SPHSU have participated in a film produced to illustrate the wide range of uses of the Scottish Health Survey. It can be viewed on Vimeo or Youtube.

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the Scottish Government's forward planning, for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health.

The first three Scottish Health Surveys were undertaken in 1995, 1998, and 2003. The continuous Scottish Health Survey began in January 2008 and is running from 2008 - 2015. An annual report is published for each year of the survey (latest published is 2011). A contract was awarded last year to continue the survey for a further four years from 2012-2015.

The Scottish Health Survey is a designated National Statistics product. This means that the statistics are deemed to be compliant with the Code of Practice on Official Statistics, produced according to sound methods and managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.