COVID-19 Wider Impacts - Scottish Ambulance Services

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Clinical presentation may range from mild-to-moderate illness to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wider impacts on individuals’ health, and their use of healthcare services, than those that occur as the direct result of infection. Reasons for this may include:

• Individuals being reluctant to use health services because they do not want to burden the NHS or are anxious about the risk of infection.

• The health service delaying preventative and non-urgent care such as some screening services and planned surgery.

• Other indirect effects of interventions to control COVID-19, such as mental or physical consequences of distancing measures.

This dataset provides information on trend data regarding the wider impact of the pandemic on Scottish Ambulance Services. Data are shown by age group, sex and broad deprivation category (SIMD), as well as by different levels of geographical breakdown such as Health Boards, Health and Social Care partnerships, and Scotland totals.

Please note that the source of this data is the Unscheduled Care Datamart and represents a sub-set of the total Scottish Ambulance service activity. Figures include emergencies, where a vehicle arrived at the scene of the incident, and excludes both data from resources which were cleared as ‘dealt with by another vehicle’ and air ambulance data. The figures presented in this dataset relate to incidents concerning both COVID-19 and non-COVID issues.

This data is also available on the COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard. Additional data sources relating to this topic area are provided in the Links section of the Metadata below. Information on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on NHS Inform.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found in the weekly COVID-19 Statistical Report. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Polje Vrednost
Izvor Unscheduled Care Datamart
Autor Public Health Scotland
Last Updated September 1, 2021, 12:15 (BST)
Kreirаno May 25, 2020, 16:01 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject COVID-19 Impact, Unscheduled Care
Frequency Monthly
Time frame of data and timeliness Information is provided on different topics as quickly as possible, given the different time lags that apply to different national data sources. For example, Public Health Scotland receives information on patients attending Accident & Emergency within days; but there can be a delay of at least six weeks before we receive detailed information on patients discharged from hospital after having a baby.
Coverage Data covering all of Scotland. Please note that the source of this data is the Unscheduled Care Datamart and represents a sub-set of the total Scottish Ambulance service activity. Figures include emergencies, where a vehicle arrived at the scene of the incident, and excludes both data from resources which were cleared as ‘dealt with by another vehicle’ and air ambulance data. The figures presented in this dataset relate to incidents concerning both COVID-19 and non-COVID issues.
Completeness The figures from this dataset relate to incidents concerning both COVID-19 and non-COVID issues. Please note that the source of this data is the Unscheduled Care Datamart and represents a sub-set of the total Scottish Ambulance service activity. Figures include emergencies, where a vehicle arrived at the scene of the incident, and excludes both data from resources which were cleared as ‘dealt with by another vehicle’ and air ambulance data.
Accuracy PHS monitor the quality of unscheduled care data closely, contacting Scottish Ambulance Service as required. Figures are compared to previously published data and expected trends.
Continuity of data Data are comparable for the whole period included.
Concepts and definitions Please see the Weekly COVID-19 Report (Link 1)
Disclosure Disclosure control methods have been applied to the data in order to protect patient confidentiality.
Revision statement Figures contained within each publication may be subject to change in future releases as submissions may be updated to reflect a more accurate and complete set of data.
Official statistics designation Management Information Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics The data are used to describe the current impact and the severity of COVID-19 in Scotland. Such information allows comparison with prior influenza seasons and with current activity across the UK, Europe and globally.
Formаt csv
Language English
Links

PHS Weekly COVID-19 Report

COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard

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