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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Round table to consider the data available and required at a national level to inform a strategy to mitigate the impact of gambling harms with a particular focus on the City of Glasgow, and to support the future data needs for Scotland. (PHS)


October 2021

In December 2020 the Scottish Public Health Network hosted a round table to discuss measuring and monitoring gambling harms in Scotland, joined by statutory bodies, academics, Public Health England, the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling and the Gambling Commission.

The purpose of the round table was to scope what data was currently held, and what could be built upon in the longer term, at a national and local level to enable effective outcomes to reduce gambling harm. The session considered the potential role of Public Health Scotland in building sustainable public health surveillance.

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