Launch of Public Health Scotland

Today, 1 April, sees the official launch of Public Health Scotland (PHS) and the transfer of Health Protection Scotland and Information Services Division from NSS to PHS.

Health Protection Scotland and Information Services Division have been a critical part of NSS and have made a significant contribution to NHSScotland and to the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

Health Protection Scotland and Information Services Division will join together with colleagues in Health Scotland, to form an organisation which will provide strong public health leadership, clear public health priorities and greater partnership working across all sectors to address the major challenges our health and social care system faces.

Health Protection Scotland and Information Services Division, previously part of Public Health and Intelligence (PHI) at NSS, are now part of Public Health Scotland (PHS) as of Wednesday 1 April.

Media enquiries for them should be directed to 07500 854 574 or emailed to PHS.comms@nhs.net

For more information on PHS visit Publichealthscotland.scot or follow PHS on Twitter.com/p_h_s_official

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