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Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Profiles (2013) 

These profiles have been compiled as part of the overall needs assessment of children and young people in NHS Highland. They present information relating to the new geographies for operational areas which are being used by the Highland Council and NHS Highland after integration of health and social care services, and for the localities within the Argyll & Bute CHP. They will be useful to anyone involved in the provision of health and social care or with responsibility for improving the health of children and young people in these local areas

The data have been analysed to provide measures reflecting each of four different categories of health and social care:

  • Wider Determinants
  • Potential for Health Improvement
  • Health Protection
  • Need for Health & Social Care

There are three excel files, one for each of the operational units in the Highland Council area and one for Argyll & Bute CHP. Each file has a number of worksheet tabs, one of which (labelled “Overall Profile”) provides a list of all the measures by category together with hyperlinks to the relevant tables and charts for easy navigation. The top part of each of the tables show the data relating to the local areas of interest, whilst the lower part show data relating to higher level geographies such as the overall Council area and for Scotland.

The geographical areas covered are as follows (dependent on data availability and appropriateness in terms of numbers):

North & West Operational Unit (502kb )


North = Caithness / Sutherland
West = Lochaber / Skye, Lochalsh & Wester Ross

South & Mid Operational Unit (509kb )


Mid = East Ross / Mid Ross
South = Badenoch & Strathspey, Nairn & Ardersier / Inverness East / Inverness West

Argyll & Bute (484kb )


Cowal & Bute / Helensburgh & Lomond / Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islay / Oban, Lorn & the Isles


Depending on the individual measure, the definitions of the geographical areas can be:

1. By area of residence and built up from, for example, data zones - this applies to the demographic measures (populations and births) in the wider determinants category
2. By registered GP practice, latter aggregated by its location to higher geography e.g. immunisation measures
3. By school lists, to Associated School Groups aggregated to higher geographies e.g. the Education measures


The user is requested to read the footnotes under each of the tables.

There are also 1-page summaries(1) available on the Children & Young People’s profiles (2013) for each operational unit/CHP:

North & West (135kb )  South & Mid (140kb )  Argyll & Bute (139kb )

(1) Caveat for 1-page summaries – these summaries and listings of ‘challenges’, ‘good practice’ and ‘areas for improvement’ are based on our own interpretation of the profiles. Any would-be users of these are encouraged to look at the profiles themselves which provide the full range of measures at various levels of detail.

Contacts for queries

Interpretation of the data:
Geography: or