The Scottish Needs Assessment Programme (SNAP) was set up in 1992 across all Scottish Health Boards to assist them in carrying out health needs assessment. It developed into a key resource in the commissioning process and produced over 60 reports on a wide range of health issues. These reports can be found below.

In 2001 SNAP was incorporated into the work programme of the Public Health Institute for Scotland. The reports published by PHIS are also accessible on this site.

The Scottish Dental Needs Assessment Programmes (SDNAP) continues to produce reports which are also available on this site.

Please find the links for the following reports on the right hand side:

  • A feasibility study of the potential for compiling a health related database
  • A range of approaches
  • Acute Stroke
  • Additions Overview and Summary
  • Adult Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation in Scotland
  • Adult Oral Health
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Breast Cancer in Women in Scotland
  • Breastfeeding in Scotland
  • Cancer Services in Scotland
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Care of Elderly People
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia and Older People
  • Dental caries in Children (update)
  • Dental Caries in Children (full report)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health Needs and Health Promotion in Deprived Areas
  • Health promotion in Primary Care
  • Health Promotion in Prisons
  • Health Related Physical Activity
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia Repair
  • HIA of the North Edinburgh Area Renewal (near) Housing Strategy
  • HIA Piloting the Process in Scotland
  • Hip Fracture
  • Home Accidents in Scotland
  • Huntington’s Disease, Acquired Brain Injury and Early Onset Dementia
  • Increasing Choice in Maternity Care in Scotland Issues for Purchasers and Providers
  • Leisure and Water Accidents in Scotland
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Effects of the Changing Patterns of the Service Provision and their Health, Social and Economic Implications
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Mental Health Overview and Programme
  • Mental Health Promotion among Young People
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Needs Assessment in Primary Care a rough guide
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Allied Disorders
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Health
  • Orthodontic Care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paediatric Cochlear Implantation
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Problem Drug Use
  • Programme Budgeting and Marginal Analysis
  • Provision of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in Scotland – Needs Assessment and Guidelines for Decision Makers
  • Public Health and Mental Health Gain
  • Road Traffic Accidents in Scotland
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Accidents in Scotland
  • SNAP 362.0 SCO REF
  • STI Services in Scotland
  • Suicidal Behaviour Among Young Adults
  • Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland
  • The Burden of Mental Health Problems
  • The Involvement of Service Users in Assessing the Need for, Commissioning and Monitoring Mental Health Services
  • Tobacco
  • Total Elective Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Transsexualism and Gender Dysphoria
  • Understanding the Shifts between Primary and Secondary Care in Scotland and Implications for future policy
  • Workplace accidents in Scotland


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