About HPS Weekly Report
The HPS Weekly Report is the national health protection bulletin for Scotland, publishing weekly on Wednesday mornings. From January 2007 the HPS Weekly Report is an electronic only publication.
The HPS Weekly Report contains current news and articles as well as surveillance reports covering the following topics: gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections, AIDS and HIV, vaccine preventable and childhood diseases, travel medicine, sexually transmitted infections, environmental health and healthcare associated infections.
HPS Weekly Report ISSN 1753-4224 (Online)
HPS Weekly Report title came into use from 2005 (volume 39) with the previous titles for the HPS Weekly Report being:
HPS Weekly Report 2005-2006 ISSN 1746-6695 (paper)
SCIEH Weekly Report 1995-2004 ISSN 1357-4493
Communicable Disease and Environmental Health in Scotland Weekly Report 1991-1994
Communicable Disease in Scotland Weekly Report 1967-1990
HPS Weekly Report Archive
HPS Weekly Report will eventually contains catalogue details back to when the Communicable Disease in Scotland Weekly Report was first published in 1967.
The current archive status is as follows:
From 2002 onwards issues are available as full electronic text (i.e. catalogued, displaying text and images, and pdf file)
From 2001 to 1997 issues are available as pdf files and have been catalogued
From 1996 to 1995 issues have been catalogued
From 1994 to 1967 issues have still to be catalogued and work is on going to catalogue these issues
Seaching the HPS Weekly Report Archive
There are five different ways to search the HPS Weekly Report Archive: A-Z Subject List; Basic; Advanced; Issue; and Subject searches .
Health Protection Scotland
Health Protection Scotland (HPS) was established by the Scottish Executive to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland. HPS came into existence on 11 November 2004.
Health Protection Scotland took over the functions of the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH).
HPS is part of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).