This page contains guidance and documentation for data suppliers for the Inpatient Census, 2017. This will be carried out at midnight on 30 March 2017.

The Inpatient Census for 2017 is the second follow up to the Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census, which was carried out for the first time in October 2014. You can find the 2014 and 2016 publications here. In addition to the publications, Health Boards can apply to see management information dashboards. Please contact us for more information.

There are three parts to the Inpatient Census:

  1. Mental Health and Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census
  2. Mental Health and Learning Disability Patients: Out of NHS Scotland Placements Census
  3. Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care and Long Stay Census (for patients who are not occupying Mental Health, Addiction and Learning Disability Inpatient Beds).


For technical queries relating to the uploading of data to ProcXed, please contact:

Colin Gallacher
0131 244 0317

Keith McFerran
0131 244 2365


For any other queries relating to the census (e.g. with definitions or guidance notes) please contact:

Ellen Lynch
0131 244 4093

Guy McGivern
0131 244 5523