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What is the Community Health Index (CHI)?

14 April 2015 - Changes to arrangements for national scrutiny from 1st May.  Refer to the National Scrutiny page from the menu for more information.

CHI is a database in wide use throughout NHSScotland. It contains data on patient demographics and some clinical information on aspects of healthcare screening and surveillance. The CHI number is, effectively, an NHS number and its use as a patient identifier makes it increasingly important to the implantation of "eHealth" (electronic health records (EHR) and other information and communication technologies (ICT) being introduced to healthcare in Scotland).

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CHI Advisory Group

The Terms of Reference for the Group.

Membership of the Group.

Contact Details

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Anne Ferguson
Secretary, CHI Advisory Group
Scottish Health Service Centre
Crewe Road South

Email: Anne Ferguson
Tel: 0131 275 7740