Professor To Present Major Findings on Health and Social Care in Scotland at Holyrood Data Conference


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Professor Bill Buchanan has been invited to present on health and social profiles in Scotland at the Data Forum 2016 conference on 27 September 2016 in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (and hosted by Holyrood Connect here).

The presentation will include one of the most extensive analytical studies of health and social care in Scotland, and includes profiles related to smoking, alcohol, crime, life expectancy and mental health for difference regions of Scotland.

Connect Data 2016

The conference brings together key stakeholders within the public sector and industry, and aims to:

  • Explore Scotland’s public sector data analytics potential
  • Discuss how data science can impact on your organisation
  • Meet industry experts from public and private sectors

Details of the agenda are here:

The work is part of an extensive study of open source data within Scotland, Europe and other regions of the world. His presentation will include many new observations, and show how data can be used to understand differing demographics within the regions of Scotland.


Bill has been working with Adrian Smales, and in partnership in CM2000, with an aim of detecting the onset of illness. The core of this work is in data capture and analysis, and in searching for patterns of illness, and for anomalies.

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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
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Scottish Frailty Framework with Mobile Device Capture and Big Data Integration. The proposed innovation will develop and extend the current work into Frailty, with the long term focus on encompassing not only clinical factors, but economic, environmental and social factors.
The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.