Publication - Consultation analysis

Public Health Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

Published: 14 Aug 2019
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

An analysis of the responses to the consultation for Public Health Scotland (PHS).

Public Health Scotland: analysis of consultation responses


Responses to the consultation were submitted using the Scottish Government consultation platform Citizen Space, by email and by hard copy. It should be noted that the numbers responding to each question is not always the same as the numbers presented in the respondent group table. Only some of the respondents answered all of the questions; others chose to comment on the questions (or sections) of relevance to their organisation, sector or field of interest. The report indicates the number of respondents who commented on each question.

The Scottish Government Public Health Policy Team examined all comments made by respondents and noted the range of issues highlighted in responses including reasons for opinions, specific examples or explanations, alternative suggestions or other comments. Grouping these issues together into common themes allowed the Policy Team to identify whether any particular theme was specific to a particular respondent group or groups.