Statistics

  • Office for National Statistics COVID-19 Infection Survey

    23rd October 2020 by

    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…

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  • New headline measure of COVID-19 test positivity rate

    19th October 2020 by

    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…

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  • Planned changes to coronavirus data page on Scottish Government website

    20th July 2020 by

    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…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Health and Care Experience Survey Pack

    20th July 2017 by

    We are busy getting organised for the next Health and Care Experience survey. The survey is due to be sent out in Autumn this year. The questionnaire has been revised to make it shorter and easier to use, but making sure that the information collected is still relevant and useful. The same has been done to the letter…

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  • Inpatient Experience Survey – Exploring differences in inpatient experience

    4th April 2017 by

    Today, another report for the Inpatient Experience Survey 2016 was published. This time, the results being published have focused on whether certain characteristics or factors are associated with people’s experience of their care whilst in hospital. All the survey questions, which could be answered in a positive or negative way, have been included in this analysis….

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