Information Services Division: Scotland

Macmillan-ISD Scottish Cancer Pathways

NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division (ISD) of Public Health & Intelligence Scotland brings together specialists to translate information into evidence for action to protect and improve the health of the people of Scotland. Intelligence is gathered from a broad range of sources to provide national level advice and leadership to protect the health of the people of Scotland. They develop patient level activity data into information and intelligence to support the delivery and planning of health and social care services.

Macmillan Cancer Support and ISD are working in partnership to use data to improve the understanding of the impact and cost of cancer and its treatment, and aim to:

  • Deliver insightful analysis of Scotland cancer data to support improved design, testing and implementation of better models of care
  • Identify gaps and opportunities to deliver world class data collection and analysis for improved outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer
  • Participate in similar initiatives and partnerships in the other nations by providing Scotland-specific analysis for UK-wide use of evidence

If you have an interest in finding out more about the work plan or are working in a related area and would like to share your insights, please do get in touch with Cheryl Denny, Principal Information Analyst, ISD or Dr Kelly Shiell-Davis, Macmillan Evidence Officer, Scotland.