Author: Dr Crawford Moodie
Date: March 2019
Abstract: This briefing summarises research which concludes that users of standardised tobacco packaging are more likely to notice health warnings and consider the risks of smoking.
Tags: Smoking, tobacco, public health
Author: Dr Elaine Douglas
Date: March 2019
Abstract: Acknowledging the increasing recognition of social isolation and loneliness as major public health issues, the Scottish Government’s policy document A Connected Scotland (2018) sets out a strategic approach to tackling loneliness through building stronger social connections. This briefing paper summarises insights from the HAGIS study into social isolation and loneliness among older people in Scotland.
Tags: Older people, social isolation, loneliness
Author: Professor Jayne Donaldson
Date: February 2019
Abstract: The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) implemented the New Clinical Response Model (NCRM) for Emergency 999 Calls in November 2016. The briefing paper summarises a University of Stirling led evaluation, suggesting that the new model accurately identifies patients in greatest need through emergency 999 calls.
Author: Dr Liz Forbat
Date: October 2018
Abstract: Palliative Care Needs Rounds are triage meetings that have been introduced in residential care for older adults to help identify and prioritise care for those most at risk of unplanned dying, with inadequately controlled symptoms. The briefing paper sets out implications of a pilot study for the Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care.
Tags: Social Care; Health
Author: Dr Peter Matthews
Date: December 2017
Abstract: Homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people is becoming an increasing concern among LGBT+ organisations and homelessness organisations. This briefing explores the issue of homelessness among LGBT+ people.
Tags: Housing, equalities, LGBT+, homelessness