This Service provides access to a wide range of specialist services and skills across four main areas: consultancy services, surveys provision, clinical trials management and direct on site support.
Leads in the production of cancer information in Scotland and supports its application to: reduce cancer incidence and mortality; improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and outcomes; and improve the patient's experience of cancer services in Scotland.
Develops dental information and support eHealth developments for dentistry in Scotland, so that better-informed decisions can be made for better oral health.
Health and Social Care Information
Supports efforts to shift care from hospital to community and encourages partnership working between the NHS, Local Authorities, carers and the voluntary sector.
Heart Disease and Stroke
Aims to produce better information to support clinical care, audit and planning for future service provision for heart disease and stroke.
Mental Health Information
Aims to improve the quality of mental health care by improving mental health information.
National Medicines Utilisation Unit
Uses data collected to review the clinical and cost effectiveness of medicines, and help make decisions based on evidence.
Provides the information and analytical expertise to identify areas of potential improvement, productivity and cost reduction in the health service.
Works with the Scottish Government Health Directorates and NHS Scotland Boards to establish an effective programme of information to develop HEAT ( Health Efficiency Access to Treatment ) indicators.
Primary Care Information
Brings together primary care information teams and projects in ISD to provide high quality primary care intelligence services for Scotland.
Makes sure that ISD services are used effectively to support quality improvement activities across NHS Scotland.
Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO)
ScotPHO aims to contribute to health improvement in Scotland by making routinely available public health information more accessible and usable.
Aims to give policy makers and practitioners reliable and clear information about problematic drinking and illicit drug misuse.
Provides good quality information on unscheduled healthcare services to support mapping, planning, monitoring and managing emergency and out of hours healthcare services in NHSScotland.
Monitors NHS performance against current national waiting times targets and leads the development of better ways of monitoring and measuring waiting times.
Collects, analyses and disseminates high quality information on the NHS Scotland workforce and supports local and national workforce planning.