Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO)

Led by ISD Scotland and NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) aim to provide summary statistics and data, background information, policy notes, commentaries on data sources, references on a wide range of topics relating to the health of the Scottish population including behaviour, comparative health, population dynamics, life circumstances, clinical risk factors. The site also contains links to the Scotland and European Health for All Database and Community Health and Wellbeing Profiles for CHPs in Scotland. The community profiles come with an Online Profiles Tool (ScotPHO OPT) which are designed to give a snapshot overview of health for each area using spine charts (which show how the area compares to another area (the default is the Scottish average)), and allow further understanding of the results via rank charts and trend charts.

Spatial Coverage: 

Formats include Abobe PDF and MS Excel

Data Access: 

Data freely available on internet.