23rd October 2020 by Office of the Chief Statistician
As part of Scotland’s Covid-19 testing strategy, Scotland is participating in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey. The first estimates of the percentage of people in Scotland who test positive for COVID-19 were published today, 23 October. The Scottish results are published on the gov.scot website, and on the ONS website alongside...
19th October 2020 by Office of the Chief Statistician
We are changing the way we report the COVID-19 positivity rate as of 19 October 2020. The new approach addresses a limitation of the previous approach. This blog outlines why we are making this change and what its impact will be. Current approach The Scottish Government has been reporting data on the number of new...
18th August 2020 by datasharingandlinkage
by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician For Scotland to continue to develop an approach to minimising the health, social and economic risks from COVID-19, we need robust and responsive evidence to make informed, real-time decisions in relation to the pandemic and to learn as we go. For this reason, we have set-up the Scottish COVID-19...
20th July 2020 by Office of the Chief Statistician
Blog Updated on 28/07/2020 We have been publishing data every day since early April on the Scottish Government website. Given where Scotland is now in the pandemic, we think it’s a good time to refocus this publication. Some of the information developments in Scotland include: Public Health Scotland COVID-19 data – the weekly report published...
8th January 2020 by lyndseymiddleton
With the Scottish Government welcoming applications for Assistant Statistician posts, we have a series of blog posts by government statisticians talking about how they became Assistant Statisticians. We also have some fixed term opportunities available now. If you are interested in a fixed term opportunity, please submit your up to date CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org In...
16th October 2019 by robynd
2019 Health & Care Experience Survey goes lives 16th October The Health & Care Experience Survey is run every two years and asks people across Scotland about their experiences of: accessing and using their GP Practice and local Out of Hours services; experiences of care and support provided by local authorities and other organisations; and...
24th October 2018 by hsca
According to the World Health Organisation, people with severe mental health problems tend to die earlier than the general population. This can be as much as a 10-25 year life expectancy reduction. The majority of these deaths are attributed to chronic physical medical conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases, diabetes and hypertension. The...
24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
30th April 2018 by hsca
The results for the 2017/18 Health and Care Experience Survey were published last week. This was the fifth iteration of this survey. It asked people about their experiences of accessing and using their GP practice and other local healthcare services; receiving care, support and help with everyday living; and caring responsibilities. The results showed that...
31st October 2017 by hsca
People who have been randomly selected to complete the Health & Care Experience Survey 2017 will be contacted in November. They will receive a letter in the post that will tell them how they can complete the survey. It will also provide background information on the survey and answer some FAQs. What is the Health &...