ScotPHN collated information from NHS Boards on their activity to mitigate the impact of welfare reform to inform the development of guidance to the SDsPH (2012-13); this material can be found on this page. It will continue to update this page with local and national material. If you have any local material that you would like to share with NHS Boards, please email ScotPHN.


NHS Highland reported to a Parliamentary Finance Committee in June 2012. A literature search was undertaken to support its input. This material can be found under ‘Highland 2012’. It should be noted that this material was organised (colour-coded) to facilitate responding during the Committee; you may find some repetition between the various sections.

NHS Health Scotland Knowledge Services – Links to new research


A response produced by ScotPHN and NHS Health Scotland to the UK Parliament Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into provision of support to meet housing costs in the reformed welfare system (September 2013).

Comments from the Scottish Welfare Reform and Health Impact Delivery Group (HIDG) on the Fourth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment

List of additional reports

Report of the Scottish Government Expert Working Group on Welfare (May 2013).

Mitigation Paper which sets out SG mitigation activity to date


The Scottish Directors of Public Health statement on welfare and women issued March 2015.

A statement from the Lothian Deprived Interest Group (Austerity, Health and Impact on GPs and Primary Care Services/ 31 March 2015).


NHS Health Scotland’s Knowledge Services provides monthly alerts on health inequalities.

Scottish Governments Welfare Reform Annual Reports


This page will be updated December 2015.


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