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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

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Intelligence into Action: the key to improving outcomes - A Gathering

A very successful third event was this year co-hosted by Information Services Division with Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership and Renfrewshire Council at Paisley Town Hall. Over 180 delegates Download Excel file attended from a range of different organisations. Delegates heard presentations on a wide range of topics from an individual’s lived experience to what organisations need to do better, based on feedback to a website hosted by Care Opinion. Other organisations gave information on changes to legislation on Data Protection changes, that we all need to be aware of, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to what changes they were making to collecting from and then releasing information back to the public, particularly on how to “measure what matters”, Audit Scotland.

Morning Session
- To view all the presentations from the morning session click here Download PDF file [3.8mb].

Presentation 1 Welcome - Manira Ahmad, ISD

Presentation 2 What’s happening in Renfrewshire David Leese Chief Officer Renfrewshire H&SCP

Presentation 3 Lived Experience The Vital Ingredient for Improving Outcomes - Donna Barrowman

Presentation 4 Data Science: Buzzword or Believable? Jonathan Cameron NSS PHI

Presentation 5 Data Protection in a Changing Landscape - Maureen Falconer, ICO

Presentation 6 Measuring what matters - Lorraine Gillies, Audit Scotland

Presentation 7 It only takes one story to make a difference - Ben Simmons see link to presentation

Afternoon Session - To view all the presentations from the afternoon session click here Download PDF file [1.8mb]

Presentation 8 Primary Care Transformation and the Role of GP Cluster Lucy Munro

Call to Action Phil Couser NSS PHI

Workshop Presentations

To read the notes from the plenary sessions and table-top discussions, please select the relevant topic:

Workshop 1 - Mental Health Access Improvement Support Team Download PDF file Alex Chandler

Workshop 2 - Delivering Quality Improvement Download Powerpoint file Dr Gordon Black, Zaid Tariq, Emma Cumming

Workshop 3 - Back to Basics: A 3 step guide to systems simplicity Download Powerpoint file Jo Gibson and Amanda Rose

Workshop 4 - Third Sector Data & Collaboration Opportunities Lucy McTernan and Ian Mathieson, SCVO

Workshop 6 - Midlothian HSCP - how data has influenced planning Download Powerpoint file Anthea Fraser Service Manager

Videos of the Participants

We also heard from a number of participants who travelled from all over Scotland giving some thoughts on the day:

Carolyn Chalmers Orkney H&SCP

Fiona Currie Borders Council

See our News Archive page for information on previous gatherings

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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