Older people: key references and evidence

Harding, O., Hay, L., Mackie, P., Health and social care needs of older people in Scotland: Epidemiological Assessment (3.4MB) Scottish Public Health Network, 2012.

Abayaratne, D.,  Aresu, M.,  Gharib, W.,  Hirani, V.,  Jones, H.,  Mindell, J.,  Roth, M., Shelton, N.,  Tabassum, F. Ed. Bromley, C., and Mindell, J. Topic report on Older People's Health from the Scottish Health Survey series, National Statistics Scotland, 2011.

Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People, Armstrong M (Ed.), Adding Life to Years: Report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People. Scottish Executive, 2002.

Whybrow, P.,  Ramsay, J., MacNee , K., The Scottish Health Survey Equality Groups Topic report, Scottish Government, 2012

Office of the Chief Researcher, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Demographic Change in Scotland, , Scottish Government Social Research, 2010

Stewart, F., Patterson, E., Caring in Scotland: Analysis of Existing Data Sources on Unpaid Carers in Scotland, Scottish Government Social Research, 2010

NHS Education for Scotland, Working with Older People in Scotland – a Framework for Mental Health Nurses,  NES,(undated, c.2007)

Wood, R., Bain, M., The Health and Well-being of Older people in Scotland: Insights from National Data, Information and Statistics Division, NHS Health Scotland, 2001.  Although over 10 years old this provides predictive information about the population that reaches as far ahead as 2066, and much else besides

Age Scotland, At home with Scotland's older peoplereport of the expert group on older peoples health, Age Scotland, 2012

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)