ISD Scotland have published the Primary Care Workforce Survey for 2017. The workforce survey provides information on GPs in practice; practice-employed nurses and other staff; and vacancies and recruitment. The 2017 report also provides information on GP Out of Hours services in each NHS Board.
ISD Scotland have published the quarterly update on NHS Scotland Workforce Information, reporting staff in post and vacancies at 31 December 2017. The figures show trend data for all staff in post across all job families incorporating indicators such as age, gender, contract type, Agenda for Change band, grade, and specialty where applicable and vacancy numbers for consultants, nursing and midwifery and Allied Health Professionals. A press release from the Scottish Government gives a summary of the statistics highlighting the increase in NHS staffing.
ISD Scotland have issued the quarterly figures on hospital standardised mortality rates (HSMR) across Scotland for July-September 2017. The figures show a decrease in the overall HSMR.
ISD Scotland have published statistics on the Scottish bowel screening programme for the period May 2015 to April 2017. There are statistics on uptake, laboratory workload and clinical outcomes. The uptake for the period was 56%, which was down from the previous two year reporting period and uptake was lower in areas of higher deprivation.
ISD Scotland have released a prototype model data page. The data is on ‘Acute hospital activity and NHS beds data’ and uses a proposed model for displaying the data. They asking for feedback on the data presentation.
The Scottish Government have published a report on health and social care service resilience over public holidays. The report was commissioned following the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scotland (RCEM) call for a review of the resilience of all urgent care services over public holidays, primarily prolonged Christmas and Easter festival periods. A number of recommendations are made to ensure that services are provided through holiday periods.
The publication of the report was accompanied by an announcement of winter resilience funds for NHS Boards in Scotland and publication of a supplementary report showing data analysis from ISD Scotland.
ISD Scotland have released a report on the General Practice workforce and practice list sizes from 2007 to 2017 in Scotland. The report presents information on the GP workforce contracted to work in Scottish practices, information about the number of GP practices and profile of patients registered. The data is available at NHS Board and local authority level. there is a publication summary and a full report.