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Inpatient Census 2016

This page contains guidance and documentation for data suppliers for the Inpatient Census, 2016. This will be carried out at midnight on 31 March 2016.

The Inpatient Census for 2016 is the follow up to the Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census, which was carried out for the first time in October 2014. There are three parts to the Inpatient Census:

  1. Mental Health and Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census
  2. Mental Health and Learning Disability Patients: Out of NHS Scotland Placements Census
  3. Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care Census (for patients who are not occupying Mental Health, Addiction and Learning Disability Inpatient Beds).


Data collection information

Data for the censuses will be collected using ProcXed.Net.

The technical documentation (template spreadsheet and XML schema) for both the main census and the Outwith NHS Provision census can be downloaded here: Technical documentation

Notes providing detailed guidance to the staff in NHS Boards who are responsible for providing the data for the censuses is available here: Guidance documents

A list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the censuses is available here: FAQs

A Privacy Impact Assessment has been carried out for this data collection - this can be accessed here: Privacy Impact Assessment

Suggested text for privacy notices, to inform patients of how their data will be used: Privacy Notices



A list of variable names, descriptions, formats and other information can be accessed here: Metadata 2016


If you require further information about the censuses, please see our Contacts Page