Health and social care: data strategy - executive summary easy read

Easy read version of the data strategy for health and social care executive summary.

What is this report about?

Data is facts, figures and information. A strategy is a big plan.

Health is about the services that help people keep well, like medical treatments.

Social care is services that support people with daily living so they can be as independent as possible.

The Scottish Government, local government, NHS Scotland, and social care services know how data can be part of giving better services to people in Scotland.

For the first time we have made a Data Strategy for Health and Social Care to:

  • use the data we have in better ways
  • make it easier to get the data we have
  • work to get the data that is missing
  • find better ways to collect, share and analyse data in a safe and secure way

There is more information in the main Data Strategy at

The Data Strategy is part of the 'Care in the Digital Age' Delivery Plan.

We have made this strategy by asking many people and services what they think.

The strategy will develop and change as we learn from people, organisations and our shared experiences.



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