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Work and wellbeing: developing primary mental health care services (Briefing 34)

Paper looking at the issue of how GPs can offer patients effective support to return to work following the issuing of a medical certificate due to mental health problems. It recommends a four-stage approach which involves appropriate therapy, an assessment of fitness to work, communication with employers and a back-to-work plan.

Policy into practice : a guide to workplace drug and alcohol policies

Leaflet providing guidance for employers on drawing up policies on drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Equally Well : report of the ministerial task force on health inequalities

The Ministerial Task Force on health inequalities was set up by the current Scottish Government. The aim is to tackle the inequalities in health which prevent Scotland reaching its potential. This document meets the Task Force’s commitment to report on what now needs to be done to tackle health inequalities more effectively.

Passive smoking in the workplace

Leaflet highlighting the dangers of second-hand smoke to health and raising awareness of the usefulness of smoking policies in the workplace and the legal responsibilities of employers in this regard.

A call to debate, a call to action : a report on the health of the population of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 2007-2008

Report documenting the key public health challenges facing the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and laying out priority actions to tackle these challenges. Issues discussed include inequalities in health, obesity and alcohol misuse.

Children and welfare reform reauthorization: a golden opportunity or a missed opportunity?

Paper discussing the positive and negative impacts on children and families of welfare reform in the United States and arguing that reform can be a means to enhance child well-being provided it is driven by research.

Eradicating child poverty in Britain : welfare reform and children since 1997

Paper reviewing the concerns which caused the UK Labour Government to pledge to end child poverty within a generation in 1997 and summarising and analysing the welfare reform strategy devised to achieve this goal.

The new old : why baby boomers won't be pensioned off

Report looking at who the members of the baby boomer generation are, what is known about their values and attitudes and how the challenges for them of economic and community participation, self-fulfilment, quality of life and family and intergenerational obligation might be met through a more positive and proactive approach to the issues and the potential for innovation.

The shape of primary care in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

A guide to epilepsy : what you need to know

Leaflet containing general information about epilepsy and its effects such as its symptoms, how it is treated and services and support available to enable epilepsy sufferers to carry out everyday activities such as education and employment.