This website places cookies on your device to help us improve our service to you. To find out more about the cookies, see our Privacy and Cookies notice
ISD Scotland Home

Data Dictionary

About ISD

NHS National Services Scotland ISD Scotland & NHS National Services Scotland

About Information Services Division

Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world. Few other countries have information which combines high quality data, consistency, national coverage and the ability to link data to allow patient based analysis and follow up. The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

ISD works in partnership with a wide range of organisations - NHSScotland NHS Boards, hospitals, general practitioners, Community Health Partnerships, local authorities, voluntary organisations, and many other care and service providers to build the national database, using national datasets to support the collection and management of information.

Our Vision: To be a valued partner in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland by providing a high quality intelligence service.

Our Purpose: ISD's purpose is to deliver effective national and specialist intelligence services to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland.

"Better information, better decisions, better health"

Click here for more information about ISD  open in a new window

© ISD Scotland 2017
Information Services Division,
NHS National Services Scotland,
Gyle Square,
1 South Gyle Crescent,
Edinburgh EH12 9EB,
Tel: 0131 275 7050

About Information Services Division | Contact Us | Accessibility | Complaints
Copyright | Terms and Conditions | Privacy & Cookies | Site Map | Freedom of Information | Data Protection

ISD is a division of NHS NSS
Working at the very heart of the health service, NSS delivers services critical to frontline patient care and in support of the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland. Visit the NSS Website for more information