The Scottish Health and Social Care open data platform gives access to statistics and reference data for information and re-use. This platform is managed by Public Health Scotland. Data is released under the UK Open Government Licence (OGL) which means it is free to use and re-use.
All NHSScotland organisations can publish data here
All NHSScotland organisations can use this platform to publish and share their open datasets that meet the requirements set out in the Scottish Government Open Data Strategy (2015).
Get in touch
Your feedback helps us to advocate and highlight the importance of open data for NHSScotland. It can also help us to improve the service we are providing to you. Please get in touch if you are interested in a particular dataset that’s not yet published and we will pass your request onto the relevant NHS organisation. Are you already using our data and would be willing to share your experience with us? We are keen to hear about your use case.
You can get in touch by:
DISQUS is a discussion tool that allows you to leave comments on datasets, share your experiences and engage with users and publishers of data.
Open Data Standards
All data hosted on the Scottish Health and Social Care Open Data platform follows the open data standards set out by Public Health Scotland, ensuring consistency across the platform.
The CKAN Application Programming Interface (API)
You can access all our data through the CKAN API. This is an open API that allows you to access the websites functionality, and unlock additional features, by using external code. The API is ideal for building apps around the data.
All our open data has been assessed for confidentiality
Before data is released on the open data platform it is first assessed for statistical disclosure. This means there are a few cases where we have suppressed or rounded numbers to protect confidentiality. This can mean that you find numbers that may not add up to their totals.
Our Privacy Notice tells you what personal information we use as an organisation, what our legal basis is for using it and how we protect it. It also explains what your rights are under data protection law, how you can ask to see your information and what to do if you have any concerns about how we manage personal information.
This platform uses CKAN, an open source software solution that provides tools for publishing, sharing, finding and using data. It powers a variety of official and community data portals worldwide including portals for local, national and international government.