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Data, knowledge and evidence

Advice and information

The Care Inspectorate’s online Hub is a central repository of knowledge, effective practice and resource guidance for people across social care, social work, early learning and childcare, children’s services and community justice. The searchable database of practice guides, knowledge, and thematic sections is available free of charge.

Summary

Care Inspectorate website

http://hub.careinspectorate.com/

Location

Rachel Hinds

Policy Analyst

rachel.hinds@careinspectorate.com

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The Care Inspectorate's online hub

The Health and Social Care Benchmarking Network (HSCBN) has been inexistence since 2009 and has been hosted by the University of Edinburgh since May 2014. First in the School of Health in Social Science and now in the Usher Institute.

 

The Network consists of 28 Health and Social Care Partnerships who joined together to understand their performance at a strategic level to help improve outcomes for people (and their carers) who use health and care services.

 

It facilitates partnerships to share data and information with others in Scotland and compare performance directly based on consistent, clear information. The Network seeks to achieve through a vision and set of strategic objectives. To help health and social care services become more efficient and effective, the HSCBN engages with partnerships in:

 

  • benchmarking and analysis;
  • knowledge exchange and development of best practice;
  • improving performance management frameworks at a local and national level
  • emphasising a personal outcomes approach.

 

The Network maintains strong ties with national health and social care organisations, Scottish Government, the third sector, as well as academics working in the field. It keeps its members informed about developments in Scottish health and social care and facilitates members’ requests for better understanding, often carrying out project work on issues of interest.

 

The HSCBN operates through regular knowledge exchange quarterly meetings and communicates news and information through a regular newsletter, website, and other forms of social media.

Summary

Health and Social Care Benchmarking website

http://www.hscbn.org

Location

Gordon Smith

Co-ordinator, Health and Social Care Benchmarking Network

gordon.smith@ed.ac.uk

0773 897 4733

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Health and Social Care Benchmarking Network

The Care Inspectorate collects significant evidence about the provision and performance of care services across partnerships. The Data Store is a limited access research tool which allows partnerships to interrogate data about the performance of care in their local area and compare this to other areas. The Care Inspectorate also collects data on behalf of the Scottish Government and SSSC through the care home census and the collection of workforce data.

Summary

Ingrid Gilray

Intelligence and Analysis Manager

ingrid.gilray@careinspectorate.com

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The Care Inspectorate Data Store

NHS National Services Scotland provide support in relation to compiling and using the potential of Scotland’s national health and care datasets.  This includes supporting decision makers with information, intelligence and tools to assist in planning and managing local health and care services.

 

See main entry listed under 'Data, analysis and evidence' in the CPP section

Summary

NHS National Services website

https://nhsnss.org/services/data-intelligence/

Location

Tom McHugh

Specialist, Customer Programmes

NHS National Services Scotland

tom.mchugh@nhs.net

 

Stewart Robison

Customer Engagement Officer

NHS National Services Scotland

stewart.robison@nhs.net

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Data Intelligence

The Local Intelligence Support team (LIST) can empower Health and Social Care Partnerships, Community Planning Partnerships and GP Clusters to be ambitious and challenging in the approaches they take, and are ideally placed to work alongside local partners to offer wider access to analytical and information support than would otherwise be available.

 

LIST has matured over the last two years of operation and is now able to showcase the difference a local intelligence-led approach is making, in order to tackle many of the deep-rooted health, social and economic issues that pervade many of our communities.  The LIST service has provided local decision makers with meaningful and actionable intelligence, leading to improved outcomes for service users and patients by using platforms such as Source, DISCOVERY and (soon to be launched) SPIRE.

 

In several areas of the country GP practices are actively involved in successful projects with LIST.  The LIST service is expanding more formally into Primary Care to support Cluster Quality working, in particular intelligence led influence and decision making.  The expanding service will build upon the existing team skills and technical infrastructure.  The long term aspiration is to improve the join up across health and social care and increase the influence on the wider determinants of health through links with community planning partners.

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Local Intelligence Support Team (LIST)

The Source platform brings together a range of information that can be linked at individual service user level to help describe pathways of care.  Activity and cost information is presented via a series of interactive standard dashboards showing data at Scotland, region, partnership and GP practice level.  In addition, the dataset enables bespoke analyses in response to specific local needs. The flexible nature of ‘Source’ means other data sets can be added to the platform.

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Source Platform

SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource) is a service that has been developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers to learn from information held at GP practices; it will be used to help better plan for Scotland’s health and care needs. On an as required basis it allows information from GP patient records to be safely transferred electronically and held securely at NHS National Services Scotland.

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Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)

NSS Discovery is a browser based system hosted by NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) and is only available via an N3 connection/ Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) connection.  The system contains indicators which have been predominantly aligned to 6 strands of the 2020 vision: Efficient, Safe, Timely, Person Centred, Effective and Equitable.

 

Indicators within NSS Discovery can be viewed from an NHS Scotland Board of Treatment/ Residence perspective and the comparative NHS Scotland health information contained within the system will enable NHS Scotland Boards to determine their performance against specific criteria compared to their peers (English and Scottish) and identify opportunities for driving improvement. It will also facilitate the identification of areas where deployment of resource could be targeted more effectively to better address local populations' health and care needs.

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Discovery

The tool helps local areas to effectively plan services to meet local health needs.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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Needs Assessment

Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (HIIA) provides a systematic way to consider how a policy, plan or services may affect people differently.

 

The tool offers an integrated approach to impact assessment, drawing on methodology from health impact assessment, equality impact assessment and human rights impact assessment.

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NHS Health Scotland

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Health Inequalities Impact Assessment

This briefing paper is one of an occasional series that explores topics of current interest and provides an introduction to concepts and current thinking. The first section explores the issue of problem debt along with its health and social consequences. The second section reviews the evidence of effective actions that may help people manage problem debt. The last section discusses ways that problem debt may be prevented. A set of definitions and methodological information is provided in the appendices at the end of the paper.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

Provider

Evidence for Action: Briefing Paper on Problem Debt

An NHS Health Scotland study which identifies cost effective approaches to preventing poor health that are also likely to narrow health inequalities.

 

The study sets out the principles and specific areas for action for policy makers to consider. These go beyond the health and social care sector and include actions on employment, incomes and the environment.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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Best Preventative Investments in Scotland - What the Evidence and Experts Say

This inequality briefing paper highlights cost-effective preventative measures to improve health and reduce health inequalities. It is aimed at organisations responsible for developing policies and providing services that can help to reduce health inequalities.

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NHS Health Scotland

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Economics of Prevention

This is an information resource about health inequalities and how unfair and avoidable differences are in people's health across social groups and between different population groups.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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The Right to Health: Tackling Inequalities

An inequality briefings that focuses on what health inequalities are and ways in which we can reduce them.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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Health Inequalities - What they are and how do we reduce them?

A guide to NHS Health Scotland’s learning resources and training.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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Learning Opportunities to Reduce Health Inequalities

Health inequalities briefing focusing on the role that good quality places can play in improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. It assumes that action in relation to place and communities is complemented by access to good quality, affordable housing for all.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

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Place and Communities

An inequality briefings focusing on the role that good work for all can play in reducing health inequalities. It assumes that action in relation to paid employment is complemented by a social security system that is also designed to protect health and reduce health inequalities.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

Provider

Good Work for All

The ScotPHO website provides data on a wide range of health outcomes and the determinants of health for local areas. There are also a range of tools, methodological and research papers, guides to data sources and other forms of support available.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland

Glasgow Centre for Population Health

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Scottish Health Observatory Website

http://scotpho.org.uk/

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Scottish Health Observatory (ScotPHO)

The tool allows local areas to model the health and inequality impacts of a range of 'upstream' and 'downstream' policies and interventions. Different targeting strategies can be modelled as can disinvestments and some interventions.

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NHS Health Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland

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Informing Investment to Reduce Inequalities

The ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool (OPT) provides access to various public health related indicators grouped in a suite of specialist profiles. The tool allows: interactive functionality, selection of geographical areas (e.g. NHS Board, local authority, intermediate zone)and inter-area comparisons using spine charts. The profiles are intended to increase understanding of local health issues and to prompt further investigation, rather than to be used as a performance management tool. The information needs to be interpreted within a local framework; an indicator may be higher or lower in one area compared to another, but local knowledge is needed to understand and interpret differences.

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NHS Health Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland

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Scottish Health Observatory (ScotPHO) Profiles

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