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  • 09 June 2020

    Prescribing practice and dispensing pharmacy open data 9 June 2020

    This is a data file containing information on the prescribing of items from Scottish General Practices, dentists and hospitals subsequently dispensed in the community and which community pharmacies items were dispensed from. The file will be released quarterly but will contain monthly data.

  • Monthly prescribing activity data 9 June 2020

    The data extract is presented as downloadable text (.csv) file and covers practice level prescribing for the month of March 2020. A dashboard will also be available to enable preview the data without downloading the large file. The data extract will also feed into existing dashboards which present historical data already published elsewhere on the ISD website (in the May 2020 Summary stats dashboard).

  • COVID-19 Statistical Report 3 June 2020

    This report provides a range of analyses relating to COVID-19 with a specific focus on patterns associated with the age, sex and deprivation of people affected by the virus.

  • 02 June 2020

    Prevalence of problem drug use in Scotland: 2015/16 estimates 2 June 2020

    This report follows the release of the 2015/16 prevalence of Problem Drug Use estimates for Scotland in March 2019.The previous estimates are based on a long-standing case definition, and no previous attempt has been made to systematically estimate the national prevalence of Problem Drug Use in a way that captures the extended problematic use of other substances such as cocaine (including crack cocaine), amphetamines (including amphetamine-type substances) and cannabis (including synthetic cannabinoids).This report addresses that by demonstrating the feasibility and limitations of estimating prevalence for a wider definition of drug types. The report describes the outcome of this work and also makes recommendations for future studies of the prevalence of Problem Drug Use based on the experience of this work using 2015/16 data.