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COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) we anticipate that there might be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. The current disruption to Scotland and the rest of the UK could affect the quality of some of our statistics, such as lower accuracy, or it could mean there is less detail available, such as fewer local and regional breakdowns. In some cases, the production of some data series may need to be suspended. Alternatively, we may find there are advantages to using other data sources.

Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions. Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisions will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation's guidance on Changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak.

We will keep you informed as developments unfold. We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can, serving the public good at a time when it is needed the most.

Official Statistics

NHS Education for Scotland was made a recognised producer of Official Statistics in Scotland in December 2019.  

We pride ourselves in meeting our obligations under the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics which is maintained by the UK Statistics Authority: Trustworthiness, Quality and Value.

We pre-announce all our forthcoming publications in line with the code of practice. These are also listed on the Scottish Government website.


Parliamentary Questions

We also respond to the Scottish Government on NHSScotland Workforce queries for Parliamentary Questions.

Statistical Governance

Our Statistical governance and Head of Profession is provided by Scott Heald and the Statistical Governance Team from Public Health Scotland. They can be contacted by emailing

We follow the below policies developed by Public Health Scotland

Freedom of Information requests should be submitted to More information can be found on the NHS Education for Scotland Freedom of Information pages.