The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008
The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 provides a statutory framework for public
health action to protect the people of Scotland from infectious disease, contamination
and other such hazards.
Information about the Act and guidance materials are available on the
Scottish Government website
Notifiable Diseases, Notifiable Organisms and Health Risk States
Part 2 (Notifiable Diseases, Notifiable Organisms and Health Risk States) of the
Act came into effect on 1 January 2010.
To support the notifications process and enable those Registered Medical Practitioners
working in secondary care who do not have access to SCI Gateway to send notifications
to their NHS Board, HPS has provided an alternative notifications form to be used
from 1 January 2010.
For those Registered Medical Practitioners working in primary care, all written
notifications with effect from 1 January 2010 should be undertaken electronically
via SCI Gateway. Those Registered Medical Practitioners working in secondary care
who have access to SCI Gateway are expected to notify electronically via SCI Gateway
from 1 January 2010.
Notification of Infectious Disease or Health Risk State Form
Methods of Completion and Transmission:
The form can be completed
and transmitted in two ways:
- Secure email: complete it electronically and send by secure email
to the Health Protection Team in your NHS Board.
- Secure post/fax: those without ready access to a computer can complete
a paper copy of the form and send by secure post or fax to the Health Protection
Team in your NHS Board.
Contact details of
all NHS Board Health Protection Teams can be accessed on the last page of
the Scottish Government implementation guidance on Part 2 of the Act. Enquiries
in relation to the completion of the form should be addressed in the first instance
to the Health Protection Team.
Further information on the publishing of data on notifiable diseases that are returned
to HPS by NHS boards can be found in the
Notifiable Disease Data section of this website.