SHIP - helping to improve Scotland's health

Scotland's peopleSHIP researchers carry out their work by studying anonymised patient records across the whole of Scotland. To do this they need secure access to data and advanced capacity for statistical analysis. Our systems will work across institutional boundaries to allow easy data linkage on a national scale while protecting patient confidentiality.

This will be a powerful tool for understanding patterns of health and disease in the population and for assessing the effectiveness of interventions in delivering public benefit. This will lead to real health improvements for Scotland's people now and in the future.

Animation explaining National Data Linkage: