Helen Davidson

Written 6 posts

Future of COVID-19 Data Reporting

5th April 2022

Following the publication of Scotland’s Strategic Framework update in February 2022 we are now planning to move to a single main source of headline COVID-19 data. All headline COVID-19 data can now be sourced from Public Health Scotland’s (PHS) COVID-19 Daily Dashboard.   The Scottish Government (SG) will no longer provide updates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for…

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Office of the Chief Statistician email service- ScotStat

17th March 2022

The Office of the Chief Statistician has now moved its ScotStat email notification service to a new platform. To stay up to date with the latest Scottish Government statistics make sure to sign-up to the new ScotStat. Official statistics provide the most accurate and up-to-date picture of our society. ScotStat is one of the best…

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Analytical exchange programme 2022

31st January 2022

by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician   The Analytical Exchange programme matches analysts working in Scotland with voluntary sector organisations requesting help around data, analysis, statistics and research on very short, sharp projects. These can be anywhere between an afternoon to 10 working days. Individuals or small groups of statisticians, economists or researchers then act as…

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Scottish Government Assistant Statistician Recruitment

25th January 2022

Scottish Government recently launched a recruitment campaign for assistant statisticians at B1, B2 and B3 grades.  We are recruiting for a variety of roles across the stats group across all grades.  We have statisticians working in all parts of Government, from economy to education, from the Census to climate change, from housing to health.  The…

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Sign up to the new ScotStat

17th January 2022

By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government. Keeping users of our statistics informed of the latest developments such as new publications, events or consultations is a crucial task for our statisticians. One of the key ways we do this is through ScotStat, our email notification system. I’m pleased to announce then that we are investing…

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Changes to COVID-19 case reporting

13th January 2022

From today, 13 January 2022, in addition to reporting the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, we will also begin reporting a combined figure for the number of people who have recorded a first positive PCR or an LFD (lateral flow device) test. This change in reporting…

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