Improvement Service site header


Knowledge Services is a national resource for anyone interested in improving population health and reducing health inequalities in Scotland.


The service aims to provide access to high quality, relevant evidence across a range of themes.



NHS Health Scotland


Knowledge Services

Help us make this site better


We are currently reviewing the Community Planning in Scotland Portal and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes after your visit to tell us what

you think of the site.


To do this, please click on the button below or visit (it will open in a tab).


If you do not want to fill out the survey, just close this window.

Take the survey

At the second meeting of the national Health and Social Care Physical Activity Delivery Group in June 2015, an action was identified to develop and test the application of a methodology that would strategically enable Local Authorities and NHS Boards to mainstream physical activity within the integration of health and social care.  A methodology has now been developed and tested in Dumfries.  Results are so far positive and a number of other Local Authority/NHS Board areas keen to apply the methodology in practice.


NHS Health Scotland


John Howie

Organisational Lead - Healthy Communities - Physical Activity


Flora Jackson,

Health Improvement Manager, NHS Health Scotland,


Mainstreaming Physical Activity within the Integration of Health and Social Care

A range of tools and support to help improve policy and practice, including:

  • How to carry out a needs assessment
  • Identify cost effective actions
  • Monitor progress and evaluate
  • Identify effective actions
  • •Plan the right balance of action
  • Share knowledge, learning and expertise.


NHS Health Scotland


Improve Policy and Practice

The Public health skills and knowledge framework aims to reflect the current public health landscape, ensuring the public health workforce continues to develop the skills and competencies needed both now and in future.


The framework is accompanied by a user guide explaining how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health.


The Public health skills and knowledge framework was first published as the Public Health Skills and Careers Framework in 2008. It has been reviewed and redesigned in collaboration between lead agencies across the UK including Public Health England, Public Health Wales, NHS Scotland and the Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland.


NHS Health Scotland


Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework

Working in partnership with

© Improvement Service, 2018. All rights reserved

nhs health scotland