Skip to content
Return to search

DataLoch Core


DataLoch brings together routine data collected as part of people’s interactions with health care services in South-East Scotland. These data include details of visits to hospitals or GPs, treatments, medicines prescribed, outcomes and test results.

Related tags

Related resources

There are no available resources to download.

Requesting access to this data

This is a secure dataset that can only be accessed by researchers from approved organisations.

  • Publisher
    NHS Lothian
  • Contact
  • Privacy tags

Find out how to apply to access this dataset

Key Details

  • Activity that generated the dataset
    No information available
  • Conforms to
    No information available
  • Creator
    Chris Wood
  • Documentation
    DataLoch works with data in several ways, including: collaborating with clinicians to improve the data quality; linking datasets to enable broad insights; translating data into common standard definitions; and maintaining a high-quality metadata dictionary. Critical to this work is the involvement of clinical experts from NHS Scotland who have a detailed understanding of routine data in health care and help the DataLoch team make sure the data are research-ready. Our initial focus was on building a COVID-19 dataset to support clinicians and NHS partners in their ongoing COVID-19 response. These data have proven to be an invaluable resource enabling researchers and clinicians to generate new knowledge and insights. Feedback from our early contributors has helped inform improvements to the process and development of the data to support research beyond COVID-19.
  • End time period of data covered by this dataset
    No information available
  • Formal release or publication date
  • Geographic Area
    United Kingdom,Scotland,East Lothian,United Kingdom,Scotland,Midlothian,United Kingdom,Scotland,West Lothian
  • Landing page
  • Language
  • Provenance
    No information available
  • Start time period of data covered by this dataset
  • The dataset type
  • Theme/category
    No information available
  • Update frequency

Versions and updates

  • A description of the differences between this version and a previous version of the dataset
    No information available
  • The most recent data on which the dataset was changed or modified
    No information available
  • Version
    No information available

Further details

  • A related dataset from which this dataset is derived
    No information available
  • Other identifiers
    No information available
  • Qualified attribution
    No information available
  • Qualified relation
    No information available
  • Sample distribution of the dataset
    No information available
  • The minimum spacial separation resolvable in the dataset, measured in meters
    No information available
  • The minimum time period resolvable in the dataset
    No information available