KnowFife knowledge resources have been updated to include a link to Public Health Scotland’s new dashboard as follows-:
The COVID-19 pandemic has wider impacts on individuals’ health, and their use of healthcare services, than those that occur as the direct result of infection. Public Health Scotland has published an information tool which provides an overview of changes in health and use of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, drawing on a range of national data sources. You can access the COVID-19 wider impacts dashboard using the hyperlink below.
We are providing information on different topics as quickly as we can, given the different time lags that apply to different national data sources. For example, Public Health Scotland receives information on patients attending Accident & Emergency within days; but there can be a delay of at least six weeks before we receive detailed information on patients discharged from hospital after having a baby.
Depending on the topic being looked at, information will be shown for patients in different age groups; for males and females; and for people living in areas with different levels of material deprivation. Information is also shown for different locations across Scotland, such as NHS board areas.
This tool will be updated weekly. New releases will be published at the same time as the Public Health Scotland COVID-19 weekly report for Scotland and is part of a range of data being published by Public Health Scotland.
If you have any questions relating to the data presented please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around one in five children live in low income families in Fife and too many children are not ready to learn when they start school. Many people in Fife are unable to manage financially; more than a third of residents live in fuel poverty and around 24,000 residents are unsure about how they can pay for food.
Fife Council, NHS Fife and partners have developed the Fife Child Poverty Action Report to consider the delivery of existing child poverty measures and outline new actions that seek to create a step-change in efforts to tackle this persistent issue.
The report focuses on the three drivers of child poverty, as set out by the Scottish Government: income from employment, cost of living, and income from social security and benefits in kind.
Read the full report here.
NHS Fife Director of Public Health’s Annual Report 2018-2019
Click here to access the report.
Four Infographics looking at changes in Fife since the inception of the NHS in 1948.
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 1
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 2
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 3
NHS Fife 70th Anniversary Infographic 4
The Scottish Government’s vision set out in A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan is for a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight. As announced by the First Minister in May 2018, the delivery plan includes a guiding ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. This a bold but necessary ambition to ensure that more of our children have a healthy weight, and avoid health complications later in life. Download the report here.
‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ evaluates an equality campaign using ‘Grace’s Sign’ during the recent ‘What Matters To You Day’ at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, read the full report here.
This report updates previous key findings about the state of the Scottish diet, and provides new insights into consumer attitudes towards changing the food environment, and information on calories consumed from alcohol. Access the report here.
In May 2016, Holyrood Magazine introduced an imaginary child, Kirsty, who was born in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.1 They planned to watch how government policy might impact on her life chances. What if Kirsty were born in one of Fife’s more disadvantaged communities? How might we be working to help her fulfill her potential? The challenge is significant. Read More
This report provides a great example of collaborative working in Fife with colleagues from NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership working together to provide an in-depth analysis of alcohol provision and alcohol related harm. Read More
The recent full rollout of Universal Credit in Fife, on 6th December 2017, saw the number of people aligned to this benefit greatly increase, following on from a staged rollout that had been operating for some years. Read More