This month, Jan Savinc, focuses on the increase of 'deaths at home' since the beginning of the pandemic, using data for the entirety of 2020 as well as 2021 as new data are released. 

A data report presented to the Scottish Policy Authority (SPA) shows that almost a third of all Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued to people living in the top 10% most deprived communities of Scotland.  Moreover, FPNs were twelve times more likely to be issued to people living in the 10%...

As we enter new phases of the pandemic, how can administrative data help us to better understand what’s happened and inform policy and practice in preparation for potential future waves?

In this strand we aim to better understand the pattern of care in Scotland. We are exploring the factors impacting on the types of care people have access to and receive (whether provided by health services, social care providers, or informally by family or friends), and how different types of...

The overall aim of this study is to assess the sociodemographic and health characteristics of those contracted Covid-19 and their associations with mortality and critical care admission as compared to the general population.

This work involves working with the Independent Advisory Group on Police Use of Temporary Powers Related to the Coronavirus to scrutinise the policing of the pandemic in Scotland.

A list of resources to data hubs, portals and other useful tools for administrative data research.

As with other parts of the UK, COVID-19 has caused a significant increase in deaths in Scotland, particularly amongst older individuals.