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Health and Community Care - Data Supplier Area

Social Care Survey

2018

The 2018 Social Care Survey will be collected and quality assured by ISD.  Guidance and Data specification documents are available on the ISD website.  A subset of the data will be shared with Scottish Government.  

ISD will publish the Social Care Statistics release for 2017-18 and Scottish Government will continue to publish separate publications on Self-Directed Support and Free Personal and Nursing Care.

Data Sharing Agreements have been developed with ISD for signature by data providers (Local Authorities and Highland Health Board) Scottish Government and ISD.  These are GDPR compliant and are being sent out in January 2019.

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is available for the Scottish Government purpose for this data.  The DPIA for the ISD purposes can be obtained by emailing NSS.Source@nhs.net

Privacy Notices should be used to ensure all Social Care clients are aware of how their data may be used.

Note that all data returned in the 2018 Social Care Survey will be read-through indexed to allow for linkage with other data sources.  Any data linkage will be subject to relevant permissions and approvals from the Scottish Government's Public Benfit Privacy Panel, Data Access Panel or the Health and Social Care PBPP if linkage to health data is requested. More information is available on the Access our Data page.

 
2017

The 2017 Social Care Survey covers services and support provided over the year 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, with the exception of Home Care, Housing Support and Meals services which are collected for a census week including the 31st March 2017. The deadline for returning data to The Scottish Government will be the 31st July 2017.

Note that all data returned in the 2017 Social Care Survey will be used in the Health, Social Care & Housing Data Linking project

There are no changes to the guidance for the survey this year.

Social Care Survey 2017 - Guidance, and Data Specification

 

2016

The 2016 Social Care Survey covers services and support provided over the year 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016, with the exception of Home Care, Housing Support and Meals services which are collected for a census week including the 6th April 2016. The deadline for returning data to The Scottish Government will be the 31st July 2016.

The XML upload template, Guidance and Specification documents are available below. The Guidance document provides general guidance on completing the Survey and describes changes relative to previous years. As such, please ensure you make use of the current Guidance document when completing this years Survey. The Specification document is intended primarily for the use of IT staff and contains technical information regarding the validation structure of the Survey.

Note that all data returned in the 2016 Social Care Survey will be used in the Health, Social Care & Housing Data Linking project

Social Care Survey 2016 - Guidance, XML template and Data Specification

Presentations from the Social Care Event held on 15 April 2016


2015

The 2015 Social Care Survey covers services and support provided over the year 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015, with the exception of Home Care, Housing Support and Meals services which are collected for a census week including the 31st March 2015. The deadline for returning data to The Scottish Government will be the 31st July 2015.

The XML upload template, Guidance and Specification documents are available below. The Guidance document provides general guidance on completing the Survey and describes changes relative to previous years. As such, please ensure you make use of the current Guidance document when completing this years Survey. The Specification document is intended primarily for the use of IT staff and contains technical information regarding the validation structure of the Survey.

Note that all data returned in the 2015 Social Care Survey will be used in the Health, Social Care & Housing Data Linking project

Social Care Survey guidance 2015

Social Care Survey XML upload template 2015

Social Care Survey data specification 2015

 

2014

The census week for the 2014 Social Care Survey will be the week containing the 31st March 2014. The deadline for returning data to The Scottish Government will be the 31st July 2014.

The XML upload template, Guidance and Specification documents are available below. The Guidance document provides general guidance on completing the Survey and describes changes relative to previous years. As such, please ensure you make use of the current Guidance document when completing this years Survey. The Specification document is intended primarily for the use of IT staff and contains technical information regarding the validation structure of the Survey.

Note that all data returned in the 2014 Social Care Survey will be used in the Health, Social Care & Housing Data Linking project, the Privacy Impact Assessment and Privacy Notice documents are available below.

Social Care Survey guidance 2014

Social Care Survey XML upload template 2014

Social Care Survey data specification 2014

Social Care Survey Privacy Impact Assessment

Privacy Notice

 

2013

The Home Care and Self-Directed Support (Direct Payments) surveys have been brought together, following consultation, to form a new Social Care Survey.

The Social Care data should be returned to The Scottish Government using the ProcXed system to ensure secure data transfer, by 31st July 2013.

Social Care data Specification 2013

Social Care guidance 2013

Social care XML upload template 2013