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Health Services

Scotland's health is improving. But there are still many challenges to overcome to tackle the country's poor health record. The Government has a wide range of initiatives in place to encourage more people to live healthier lives and to reduce smoking, alcohol and drug misuse.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

For information about the current Ebola outbreak, please visit the Health Protection Scotland website.

In this section

  • Mental Health

    Information on the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

  • Adults with Incapacity

    Information on ways to help safeguard the welfare and finances of people who lack capacity.

  • Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

    Sexual Health, HIV and Viral Hepatitis Strategy

  • Cancer

    The Government's policy on treating and preventing cancer.

  • Smoking

    Information on smoking related issues.

  • Alcohol

    Action to tackle the misuse of alcohol.

  • Drugs

    Drugs policy including preventionand recovery.

  • Preventing Healthcare Infections

    Infection prevention, control and monitoring.

  • Eye Care

    Details of the Review of Community Eyecare Services and links to publications.

  • Dentistry

    Action to recruit and retain dentists and improve Scotland's poor oral health record.

  • Screening

    Screening Programmes in Scotland