About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland presents annual rates for the Core Suite of Integration Indicators for each Integration Authority area and Scotland. Some indicators are based on survey feedback while others are derived from data routinely collected for other purposes, such as hospital activity data and National Records of Scotland death records. These indicators were developed to help Integration Authorities to review progress towards achieving each of the national Health and Wellbeing Outcomes (external website).


Since 2016/17, Integration Authorities have been required by legislation (external website) to report on the Core Suite of Integration Indicators (external website) within their Annual Performance Reports (external website). The indicators were developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and are intended for consideration within the wider context of health and social care and to help identify areas for improvement to aid with strategic planning.

Indicator values are derived from national data sources to enable comparability between local areas and with Scotland. There are 23 indicators in total. The indicators reported comprise of nine indicators based on the Health and Care Experience Survey (external website) and ten other measures mainly using health activity, community and deaths information. The remaining four indicators cannot be reported as national data is not available or there is not yet a nationally agreed definition. For more detailed information please see the background and glossary document.

Most of these indicators are available in other publications, links to which can be found in the Excel workbook which accompanies this release. Please note that the time period presented for each indicator will vary depending on data availability and completeness at the time of release.

This is the first time this information has been released in a single publication, improving accessibility and increasing transparency. Where possible, indicator data will be updated in September 2020 with the frequency of releases to be reviewed thereafter.

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Last updated: 28 June 2021
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