Statistics

  • Working as a government statistician – David Redpath

    8th January 2020 by

    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: statistics.enquiries@gov.scot In...

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  • 2019 Health & Care Experience Survey

    16th October 2019 by

    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...

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  • Considering both physical and mental health

    24th October 2018 by

    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...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    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.

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  • Changes to the 2017/18 Health and Care Experience Survey

    30th April 2018 by

    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...

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  • Health & Care Experience Survey 2017

    31st October 2017 by

    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 &...

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  • Information and data user research survey

    13th October 2017 by

    We launched an online user research survey on 21 September. This is a collaboration between the Scottish Government, the National Records of Scotland and NHS: Information Services Division. The purpose of this user research is to help improve our understanding of the needs of users of our data, statistics and research content that we make...

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  • Scotland’s Mental Health

    26th September 2017 by

    Two weeks ago we published the latest statistics on mental health from our third Mental Health Inpatient Census, detailing key information on mental health services and the patients who access them.   The Importance of Recognising Mental Health Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act and how...

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  • Exploring Differences in Cancer Patient Experiences

    26th September 2017 by

    A report exploring differences in peoples’ experiences of cancer care was published today. It looks at the relationship between peoples’ responses to the 2015/16 Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey and a range of factors. This kind of analysis will help our understanding of the differences in experience between different groups of people. It will also assist...

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  • Information and data user research survey

    21st September 2017 by

    The Scottish Government, in collaboration with the National Records of Scotland and NHS: Information Services Division are conducting user research. This will help us better understand the needs of users of our data, statistics and research content that we make available via our websites and other digital products. We will use the information gathered to...

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