Delay to ‘Discharges from NHS hospitals to care homes between 1 March and 31 May 2020’ Publication

On 30 September, Public Health Scotland were due to release a publication on ‘Discharges from NHS hospitals to care homes between 1 March and 31 May 2020’.  However, whilst undertaking the analyses PHS identified a number of data quality issues that need resolved.  PHS has, therefore, made the decision to delay this publication until the 28 October to allow further data quality assurance work to be undertaken, in collaboration with NHS Boards. This work links together several different datasets for the first time and we need to incorporate, where possible and appropriate, feedback from NHS Boards to ensure accuracy.

Our plans for the publication on the 28 October are to have two complementary reports: one reporting on the statistics; and the other providing the wider narrative to contextualise the statistics.

PHS are collaborating with clinical experts from University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh.

Find out more about PHS’s forthcoming publications on: https://beta.isdscotland.org/forthcoming-publications/