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Metadata Catalogue

The catalogue contains metadata about the datasets that are readily accessible through the ADRN. For more details on any datasets of the devolved nations (Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland), please contact the local ADRC.

Information about data - Scotland

 Population

  • Birth Registrations (Scotland): the Birth registration dataset for Scotland contains administrative records about birth events occurred in Scotland since 1855, while electronic individual records are available from 1974 onwards.
  • Mortality Records (Scotland): The Death Records dataset of Scotland contains administrative records about mortality events occurred in Scotland since 1974.

Education

  • Attendance and Absence in Scottish Schools Survey: The Attendance and Absence from Scottish Schools Survey collects information on the attendance and absence records of pupils at all Scottish primary and secondary and special needs schools. (1995/96 - 2010/11
  • Annual survey of exclusions from Scottish Schools: The Exclusions from Scottish Schools dataset collects information on pupils that are excluded from publicly funded primary, secondary and special needs schools. (1998/99 - 2010/11)
  • Pupils in Scotland Census: The Pupils in Scotland Census is an annual dataset collection that captures a wide variety of information on pupils in all publicly funded schools in Scotland. (2002- )
  • School Leaver Destinations Survey (Scotland): The National Statistics School Leaver Destinations Survey collects information on what pupils are doing (their destination) three months after they have left publicly funded schools in Scotland. (1992/93- )
  • Follow Up School Leaver Destinations Survey (Scotland): The National Statistics School Leaver Destinations Survey collects information on what pupils are doing (their destination) three months after they have left publicly funded schools in Scotland. (1992/93- )
  • SQA Examination Results in Scottish Schools: The SQA Examination Results in Scottish Schools dataset collects information on Scottish pupil attainment from 2002.
  • Teachers in Scotland Census: The Teachers in Scotland Census is an annual dataset collection of teachers in all publicly funded schools in Scotland, including primary, secondary and special Schools. (2003- )

Health

  • Prescribing Information System: The Prescribing Information System (PIS) is the definitive data source for all prescribing relating to all medicines and their costs that have been prescribed and dispensed in the community in Scotland from 1993. 
  • Scottish Birth Record (NHS): The Scottish Birth Record (SBR) was introduced in 2002 as a replacement for SMR11 and is a universal record for all babies born in Scotland. (2002- )
  • Scottish Drug Misuse: The Scottish Drug Misuse Database (SDMD) offers a profile of the misuse of drugs, based on information about drug clients seen at a broad range of services across Scotland. (1996- )
  • Scottish Morbidity: The Scottish Morbidity Database (SMR) consists of SMR01; SMR04; SMR06 and National Records of Scotland Death Records as a linked dataset (1981- )
  • SMR00 - Outpatient Attendance dataset: The Outpatients (SMR00) dataset collects episode level data from patients on new and follow up appointments at outpatient Scottish clinics in all specialities (except A&E and Genito-Urinary Medicine) from 1997.
  • SMR01 - General/Acute Inpatient and Day Case: The General / Acute and Inpatient Day Case dataset (SMR01) collects episode level data on hospital inpatient and day case charges from acute specialities from hospitals in Scotland. (1981- )
  • SMR02 - Maternity Inpatient and Day Case: The Maternity Inpatient and Day Case dataset (SMR02) collects episode level data every time a mother goes in for an obstetric event and includes information on mother and baby characteristics, birth weight, gestational age, mode of delivery, induction and outcome of pregnancy and where a baby is delivered. (1975- )
  • SMR04 - Mental Health Inpatient and Day Case: The Mental Health Inpatient and Day Case dataset (SMR04) dataset collects episode level data on patients that are receiving care at Scottish psychiatric hospitals at the point of both admission and discharge. (1981- )
  • SMR06 - Scottish Cancer Registry: The Scottish Cancer Registry (SMR06) is responsible for the collection of information on Scottish residents when they are diagnosed with malignant (and some benign) tumours. (1958- )
  • SMR11 - Neonatal Inpatient dataset: The Neonatal Inpatient dataset provided episode level data on babies discharged from hospital from 1975 to 2002 data and supplemented the mother’s delivery information as recorded in the Mother’s Maternity and Inpatient Day Case dataset (SMR02). (1975-2002)
  • Maternity and Neonatal Linked Database (Scotland): The Maternity and Neonatal Linked Database contains obstetric histories relating to all mothers giving birth in Scotland from 1981 onwards together with linked records relating to all of her offspring. (1981- )

Housing & Environment

  • Scottish Continuous REcording System: The Scottish Continuous Recording System (SCORE) records lettings data from all participating Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Scotland. (1992- )


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