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Health and Social Care Data Integration

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Health and Social Care Data Integration and Intelligence Project

Effective information systems will ensure that good evidence underpins the process of local strategic planning and decision making. To support this, the Scottish Government commissioned ISD to work in partnership with NHS Boards, Local Authorities and others to develop a linked individual level longitudinal social care dataset to be submitted by Integrated Partnerships.

The Health and Social Care Data Integration and Intelligence Project (HSCDIIP) is responsible for this development. The project is being carried out as a phased programme of work, split into the following work streams:

  • Dataset
  • Information governance;
  • IT solution; and
  • Analytical outputs

News and Updates

13 September 2016

Shaping the Future: Intelligence for Health and Social Care Integration - A Gathering

A very successful event co-hosted with the Ayrshire Partnerships was held at the Vine Centre, Dunfermline attended by over 200 participants Download Word file.  Delegates heard a variety of success stories from Ayrshire, East Lothian and Western Isles followed by a session on Information Governance from the Information Commissioner’s Scotland Office and Caldicott Guardians from NHS Fife and NSS. A variety of interactive sessions were also held on a range of topics such as Accessing Primary Care Data, Third Sector partner information and Technology enabled care. Sir Harry Burns, recently appointed Independent chair of the National Review of Targets and Indicators for Health and Social Care delivered a challenging keynote speech highlighting the need to talk to each other, share experiences and take action. Click here [12.6Mb] PowerPoint presentation to view all the slide presentations.

Slides from the 3  Parallel Sessions are available here:

Pathways & Predictions [4.8Mb] PowerPoint presentation

Unscheduled Care [560Kb] PowerPoint presentation

Enabling the use of Information Locally [3.4Mb] PowerPoint presentation

Video recordings of some of the Speakers:

Videos of the Participants

We also heard from a number of participants and captured their views from the day. Helen Mackinnon from Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Services talks from a Third Sector perspective. Paul Feltham from Angus Health and Social Care Partnership delivers a clear message about focusing on the individuals pathway.

An evaluation summary was sent to delegates in December which included details of the event ratings Download Word file .

To read the notes from the plenaries and table-top discussions, please select the relevant topic


13th January 2016: Tableau training is now available for those partnerships with signed ISP's and SLA's. To arrange training please email Access to the Tableau dashboard will be granted prior to the agreed training date. Please note that failure to attend training will result in access to Tableau being rescinded.

4th August 2015: Questions and Answers from the Readiness Sessions can now be viewed here Readiness Session Q&A.
If you have questions that are not covered in the document, please do not hesitate to contact the team on

22nd June 2015: The HSCDIIP team will be at the NHS Scotland Event at the SECC on the 23rd and 24th June 2015. Our poster is at Stand QI13 and the team will be at the Scottish Government stand where Tableau will be available for preview Please pop along and say hello to the team.

13th May 2015: HSCDIIP Readiness Sessions have been a success and the last session will take place this week. If you were unable to attend the session, the presentation from the day is available here HSCDIIP Readiness Session Slides. Alternatively, you can access the information pack here HSCDIIP Readiness Session Pack .

16th March 2015: The HSCDIIP team will be holding a number of readiness sessions in April and May for staff from Health and Social Care Partnerships, Local Authorities, Information Governance colleagues and anyone who will be authorising access to the linked data. More information is available here Invitation to readiness sessions Download PDF file [135 Kb]

2nd February 2015: Kathleen Bessos, Deputy Director, Integration and Reshaping Care Division and Ron Culley, COSLA wrote to all NHS Board Chief Executives, Local Authority Chief Executives and Integration Authority Chief Officers providing a brief update on this programme of work Download PDF file [129 Kb]

January 2015: The team issued a 'Where we are update'Download PDF file [135 Kb] Previous updates can be found here.

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