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Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world. Few other countries have information which combines high quality data, consistency, national coverage and the ability to link data to allow patient based analysis and follow up. The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

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What's New in ISD?

NHS Performs

NHS Performs is a new website which brings together information on how hospitals and NHS Boards within NHSScotland are performing. Through NHS Performs, you can access information on:

  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) performance
  • hospital waiting times
  • numbers of cancelled operations
  • healthcare associated infections (HAI)
  • numbers of patients who remain in hospital longer than they need to be (delayed discharges)
  • numbers of hospital beds
  • hospital deaths

NHS Performs

NHS Performs aims to improve the understanding of, and accessibility to, timely information on the performance of Scottish hospitals and NHS Boards.
[30 June 2015]

Excellence in Office Statistics Awards

Each year the Royal Statistical Society presents an award for excellence in official statistics across the UK. Information Services Division is delighted to announce we have been awarded runner up in the Best Statistical release category for the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey. The award recognises good practice in official statistics, focusing on meeting the needs of the wider user community, excellent presentation of official statistics and examples of innovative statistical practices that have improved statistical information for users.

Read the RSS announcement.
Visit the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey latest report pages.
[Added 24 July 2015]

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Latest Statistics

Published: 28 July 2015
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Occupied Bed Days

  • In May 2015, there were 46,890 days where hospital beds were occupied by patients who were judged to be clinically ready for discharge.
  • Occupied bed days have continued to fall during 2015.
  • Over 70% of bed days were due to patients aged 75 and over.

June 2015 census

  • A total of 1,134 patients were delayed at the June 2015 census. These delays comprise of a total of 826 standard delays and 308 complex, or ‘code 9’, delays.
  • At June 2015, there were 415 patients who had experienced a standard delay of more than two weeks
  • Of the 415 patients who had experienced a standard delay of over two weeks, the main reasons for delay were:
  • 41% were awaiting place availability in a care home;
  • 35% were waiting to go home;
  • 13% were awaiting a community care assessment.
Published: 28 July 2015
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During the week ending 19 July 2015:

  • There were 23,935 attendances at EDs across Scotland.
  • 95.2% of attendances at EDs were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 56 (0.2%) patients spent more than 8 hours in the department.
  • 6 (<0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in the department.
Published: 14 July 2015
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The SSCA monitors performance against a Stroke Care Bundle. The current bundle consists of the four inpatient standards noted above, i.e. timely Stroke Unit admission, swallow screen, brain imaging and aspirin administration. This Stroke Care Bundle was included in the 2014-15 Health Board Local Delivery Plans and trajectories for improvement were set locally. The proportion of individuals receiving the appropriate bundle increased from 58% in 2013 to 65% in 2014. The wide variation between NHS Boards suggests that there is still large potential for improvements in ‘bundle performance’.

Published: 14 July 2015
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During the week ending 5 July 2015:

  • There were 25,514 attendances at EDs across Scotland.
  • 94.6% of attendances at EDs were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 114 (0.4%) patients spent more than 8 hours in the department
  • 9 (<0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in the department.
Published: 21 July 2015
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During the week ending 12 July 2015:

  • There were 23,552 attendances at EDs across Scotland.
  • 95.4% of attendances at EDs were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 61 (0.3%) patients spent more than 8 hours in the department
  • 7 (<0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in the department.
Published: 28 July 2015
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  • The total number of scheduled (planned) operations across NHSScotland during the month ending 30 June 2015 was 30,895;
  • Of these, 2,746 (8.9%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or the patient;
  • 396 (1.3% of operations planned) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons.
Published: 07 July 2015
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  • Teenage pregnancy rates in all age groups have continued to decline in 2013. The teenage pregnancy rate for under 20’s has dropped from a recent peak of 57.7 per 1,000 population in 2007 to 37.7 per 1,000 population in 2013. A decrease of 34.7%.
  • In mainland NHS Boards, NHS Dumfries & Galloway recorded the lowest rate of teenage pregnancy in the under 18 age group with 18.9 per 1,000 population. NHS Grampian recorded the lowest rate in the under 20 age group with 33.2 per 1,000 population.
  • In mainland NHS Boards, NHS Borders recorded the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the under 16 age group with 5.8 per 1,000 population. NHS Fife recorded the highest rates in both the under 18 and under 20 age groups with rates of 31.6 and 48.4 per 1,000 population respectively.
  • Termination rates for the under 16 age group have remained higher than delivery rates since 2002. For the period reported (1994-2013) termination rates for both the under 18 and under 20 age groups have remained lower than the delivery rates, however, the difference between the rates has narrowed.
  • There is a strong correlation between deprivation and teenage pregnancy. In the under 20 age group, a teenage female living in the most deprived area is 4.8 times as likely to experience a pregnancy as someone living in the least deprived area and nearly 12 times as likely to deliver their baby.
Published: 07 July 2015
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During the month ending 31 May 2015:

  • There were 138,077 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
  • 93.5% of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 862 (0.7%) patients spent more than 8 hours in the department
  • 170 (0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in the department.
  • 26% of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

The total number of attendances in the last 12 months (1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015), and over the same periods in the previous 2 years were:

  • Year ending 31 May 2015: 1,628,582
  • Year ending 31 May 2014: 1,628,339
  • Year ending 31 May 2013: 1,610,824

The percentage seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours in the last 12 months (1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015), and over the same periods in the previous 2 years were:

  • Year ending 31 May 2015: 92.0%
  • Year ending 31 May 2014: 93.8%
  • Year ending 31 May 2013: 93.4%
Published: 07 July 2015
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During the week ending 28 June 2015:

  • There were 24,785 attendances at EDs across Scotland.
  • 94.7% of attendances at EDs were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 81 (0.3%) patients spent more than 8 hours in the department
  • 11 (<0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in the department.

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Information Requests

ISD routinely publishes Scotland's official health statistics on the ISD website. If you cannot find the information you require on the website contact our Customer Support Desk by email nss.csd@nhs.net or call on 01312757777.

Information Requests

Confidentiality

ISD works with information collected about patients and the NHSScotland workforce. We work very hard to ensure the safe and secure storage, use and management of that information.

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Media Monitoring

If you would like to know more about what is going on in the health service, you may be interested in Information Services Library's media monitoring service. This provides twice daily updates on health related stories being reported in the Scottish media.

Media Monitoring

National Data Catalogue

The National Data Catalogue (NDC) is a single definitive resource of information on Scottish Health and Social Care datasets that incorporates the Data Dictionary, information on the National Datasets and New Developments.

Visit the NDC website

ScotPHO

ScotPHO, The Scottish Public Health ObservatoryThe Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) is a major web resource that has been developed by ISD Scotland in collaboration with NHS Health Scotland and other key national organisations.

Visit the ScotPHO website

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