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Enabling improvements in health and social care through a secure, pioneering data service

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How to Apply

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As well as service-management requests from the NHS, DataLoch also considers applications from researchers who wish to securely access health and social care data from the South-East Scotland region. Researchers can be from private- and third-sector organisations, as well as from academic or clinical settings. Applicants and applications need to meet a number of key governance criteria to ensure their purposes are legitimate and in the public interest.

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Data Security

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DataLoch brings together routine data collected as part of people’s day-to-day interactions with health and social care services. NHS Lothian is the lead Data Controller of all data hosted by DataLoch. Protecting the individual identities of all those in the data is the DataLoch team’s most important priority.

Data Security

Meet the Team

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Our close-knit team of clinical experts, data analysts, service managers, and governance specialists enable improvements in health and social care that will make a real difference to the everyday lives of residents in South-East Scotland. The team is led by Professor Nick Mills, an experienced clinician and health data researcher.

Meet the Team

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DataLoch – our full launch 01/08/2022

Monday 1 August 2022 marks an important step in our development: the full launch of the DataLoch service. This important milestone represents...
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Defining data access principles with local residents 14/07/2022

Local residents have shared their perspectives to support the development of the DataLoch service. Exploring public perspectives ...
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