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This page provides links to written reports produced by the Intelligence Team.  These reports describe the results of analysis and evaluation, summarise the results of national surveys from a Dumfries & Galloway perspective and describe the population of Dumfries & Galloway.

Work, Live, Play Dumfries and Galloway

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Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to work, live and play.  This prospectus highlights some of the great advantages of working in Dumfries and Galloway.  It describes why Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to work, including a feature on the brand new, state of the art district general hospital.  There is some practical information on living in Dumfries and Galloway such as transport links and the affordability of good housing.  Also, why Dumfries and Galloway is fun place to play including, adventure sports, hill walking, great food, festivals and much more.  After reading this prospectus you’ll want to Work, Live, Play Dumfries and Galloway too!


Wigtownshire Posters 2017

This series of posters highlights some key information about the population of Wigtownshire and health and social care services in the locality.

Please note that these posters were originally designed for large scale printing (size A1 or above).  Some of the information on the posters may not be legible if printed at a smaller size.

The posters are available for download using the links below:

Wigtownshire Population Profile 1
Wigtownshire Population Profile 2
Emergency Departments Scotland
Frequently Asked Questions
Emergency Deptartment Activity
General Practice in Wigtownshire
Investing in Wigtownshire
Services at Galloway Community Hospital
Galloway Community Hospital Has Been Could Be


Strategic Needs Assessment for Children and Young People 2017

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This Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) for Children and Young People provides a collection of supporting information that helps to define and frame the population challenges in Dumfries & Galloway at a strategic level.  The SNA provides a wealth of background intelligence about issues that will influence our ability to respond to the needs of our population in the future. The data used in this report is based upon a combination of published national statistics and local data sources. Context is provided where possible by comparing Dumfries & Galloway to the national Scottish average and by including some trends over time.

Strategic Needs Assessment for Children and Young People 2017 – Wall Chart

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This wall chart is a population profile of children and young people in Dumfries & Galloway.  It also summarises the key points from the Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) for Children and Young People.


Inequalities Action Framework 2016

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Reducing inequalities has been identified as a priority in the Vision of the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board, the Councils priorities and commitments, Health and Social Care Integration (HSCI) in the Health and Social Integration Strategic Plan and four Locality plans, in the Dumfries and Galloway Local Outcomes Improvement Plan and the Public Health Strategic Framework.  Reducing inequalities requires action by central and local government, the NHS, the third and independent sectors, and community groups across a range of public policy areas. This Framework is aimed at supporting all those involved in developing policies, guidelines, interventions, programmes and services by providing information and tools necessary to addressing inequalities.

SIMD16 D&G Persepctive Front Cover

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016: A Dumfries and Galloway Perspective

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SIMD 2016 was released by the Scottish Government in August 2016.  This short report provides a summary of key results for Dumfries & Galloway (including changes since the previous SIMD version) and advice on how best to use SIMD for planning purposes

Briefing Note SHeS Front Page

Briefing Note: Scottish Health Survey

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The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) is run every year by the Scottish Government and every few years health board level results are released. In September 2016 the SHeS published health board level results using combined data from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 surveys. These surveys sample the general population, living in private households, aged 16 and over. This briefing note sets out the key results in relation to Dumfries & Galloway.

BHC Quantitative Evaluation Front Cover

Building Healthy Communities Quantitative Evaluation

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Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of participants by providing community based information, training and activities. BHC is a partnership of public, community and voluntary organisations that have been working together since 2001. This report provides a quantitative evaluation of data collected by BHC over a number of years.  This report compliments the independent qualitative evaluation commissioned by BHC in 2016.

Strategic Needs Assessment Front Cover

Strategic Needs Assessment

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The Strategic Needs Assessment for Adult Health and Social Care Integration is a collection of evidence from a wide range of sources which has been pulled together to help inform the Dumfries & Galloway Partnership Strategic Plan. The evidence includes both numbers and statistics, and also explanations and quotes from people who have been consulted about aspects of health and social care.  It also includes information about different groups of people, some of the challenges and information around some of the services currently being provided.  The needs assessment is intended to be a reference document and answers questions like ‘How many people would that affect?’ and ‘Is that becoming more or less of an issue?’ as well as ‘Do we know enough about this topic?’.

Keep Well Evaluation 2015 Front Cover

Keep Well Evaluation 2015

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In May of 2015 a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Keep Well service and its outcomes was undertaken. This considered all clients who have engaged with the service since the beginning of the programme in 2010. The evaluation addresses questions such as ‘Were the methods used to access the target population appropriate and successful?’, ‘What was the health status of the individuals who attended for a health check?’ and ‘What was the benefit of the health coaching approach?’.  The evaluation is largely concentrated on the quantitative analysis of data extracted from the Keep Well Access database however; it also draws on qualitative data from clients’ feedback questionnaire responses, client case studies and a facilitated conversation with Keep Well staff on their experience of delivering the programme.