Changing patient demographics

Patient demographic details such as name, address, date of birth and gender are used throughout the NHS in Scotland.

These are kept up-to-date on the Community Health Index (CHI) from updates from GP Practices and other sources.

Keeping details current

Changes can be made to correct an error or to update with new information. If a patient informs you of a change, please record this in the practice clinical system and send to Practitioner Services who will update the CHI.

Once the CHI is updated this information is shared with other CHI users such as National Screening Systems, Scottish Care Information (SCI) Store and others.