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Grant Reilly


23rd February 2023


Data Strategy for Health and Social Care

Executive summary of the data strategy for health and social care published.

We are pleased to announce Scotland’s first Data Strategy for Health and Social Care – ‘Greater access, better insight, improved outcomes: a strategy for data-driven care in the digital age’ has been published at

The Data Strategy is the result of extensive stakeholder engagement and public consultation.  It sets out the key elements for ensuring that data is managed and used consistently and securely, to support improved outcomes for people in Scotland. It also sets out how we will improve access to data, to enable the development of new treatments and ways of working.  The full document is published alongside an executive summary setting out the key points as a reference.

The Data Strategy sets out what the consistent and improved use of data means for individuals, for health and social care professionals, and for researchers and innovators, as well as setting out how and when its priorities will be delivered.

Building on its engagement to date, the Strategy will continue to develop iteratively, with a programme of further stakeholder engagement events to be announced in the next few weeks.

View the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care

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