Public health contributes to improving services through its population approach, through assessing the health of the population using skills and tools such as epidemiology (the study of patterns of disease), health needs assessment and health impact assessment, the use of information - health intelligence, and assessing the evidence of effectiveness of healthcare interventions, programmes and services.

Public Health Information
The following useful links include the main national sources of health and public related data:

Locality Profiles
The following links are to documents profiling the seven localities of Shetland:

Health Needs Assessments

  • Older People HNA
  • Mental Health HNA