Monitoring our performance and understanding data and information about the population of Dumfries and Galloway is important in delivering effective health and social care services and making strategic decisions on the basis of evidence.
The Intelligence Team is a network of people with specialist knowledge of data, information and intelligence from across the health and social care partnership. Together, they monitor changes to the local population, investigate patterns of health and disease and analyse patterns in the use of health and social care services. The Intelligence Team also helps to compile regular reports that monitor the performance of the health and social care partnership.
The results of analysis are presented in different ways including written reports, presentations, infographics and interactive tools.
In April 2016, Dumfries & Galloway Council and NHS Dumfries & Galloway delegated the planning and delivery of adult health and social care to an Integration Joint Board to form the Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership. The ideas and promises for delivering health and social care are set out in a document called the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board Strategic Plan 2016-19.
The Annual Performance Report describes the progress in this first year of the Health and Social Care Partnership towards nine national health and wellbeing outcomes.
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.