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"