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The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 2011-2015

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Appendix 2: Data Sources and Supporting Contextual Information

Framework OutcomeData Source for Indicator
and National Lead
Examples of Supporting Contextual Information
and National Leads
1. Fewer newly acquired blood borne viruses and STIs; fewer unintended pregnancies
  • Laboratory Data Blood Borne Virus Avidity Testing - HPS in association with Blood Borne Virus Specialist Laboratories (due to come online in 2012/13)
  • Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative ( NESI) - HPS in association with the University of the West of Scotland
  • Substance Misuse Database - ISD
  • HIV treatment data - HPS
  • Na SH/ STISS - ISD
  • Termination of pregnancy data - ISD
  • Laboratory data (gonorrhoea) - HPS in association with Microbiology Laboratories including the Scottish Bacterial STI Reference Laboratory
  • Scottish Government Guidelines for Services Providing Injecting Equipment (2010) - Scottish Government
  • National Data Collection System on Injecting Equipment and associated reports - ISD
  • National guidance for HBV vaccination ( e.g. Immunisation Against Infectious Disease - ' The Green Book' (2006), Dept of Health)
  • HBV vaccination data and information - HPS/ ISD
  • Sexual health key clinical indicators ( KCIs) - ISD
  • Maternity data - ISD
  • Blood borne virus / sexual health education initiatives - Scottish Government / Education Scotland
2. A reduction in the health inequalities gap in sexual health and blood borne viruses
  • Teenage pregnancy data - ISD
  • Termination of pregnancy data - ISD
  • Access to specialist services - HPS ( e.g. via HCV clinical system)
  • Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative ( NESI) - HPS in association with the University of the West of Scotland
  • Na SH - ISD
3. People affected by blood borne virus(es) lead longer, healthier lives
  • National surveillance systems, test and diagnoses databases for hepatitis B and C and data linkage - Hepatitis B systems are in development as part of Framework delivery - HPS
  • National Hepatitis C Clinical Database.
    This is being expanded to encompass hepatitis B; redeveloped (for ease of use from an information gathering perspective) and maintained throughout the Framework - HPS
  • National HIV surveillance systems - HPS (note: some aspects of these systems are under redevelopment)
  • Na SH - ISD
  • National provision of information on the implementation of Healthcare Improvement Scotland standards/indicators by NHS Board to Scottish Government (Sexual Health Services Standards, HIV Service standards/indicators (2011/12), Hepatitis C indicators (2011/12)) - Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Rate of blood borne virus testing in population groups - HPS (note: some aspects of these systems are under development)
  • Positivity of blood borne virus testing - HPS (note: some aspects of these systems are under development)
  • Local Hepatitis C MCN accreditation - Scottish Government in conjunction with Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Local and national audit ( e.g.BASHH)
4. Sexual relationships are free from coercion and harm.
  • National Survey Data - Scottish Government
  • Local survey data - where collected
5. A society whereby the attitudes of individuals, the public, professionals and the media in Scotland towards sexual health and blood borne viruses are positive, non-stigmatising and supportive.
  • National Survey Data - Scottish Government
  • Patient Experience Surveys - Scottish Government
  • Media monitoring data - Scottish Government

NB: Whilst the document refers to 'people who inject drugs', the Framework data tables and indicators tables refer to IDU population(s) as a recognised epidemiological term.