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Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) Lookup - more information

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is based on the patient’s postcode. This is taken from the SIMD 2009 Scotland level population-weighted quintile (a quintile describes a fifth of a population). This is used to determine which areas are deemed the most deprived, with SIMD 1 being most deprived and SIMD 5 being least deprived.

Using the SIMD look-up, two potential responses may occur.

SIMD lookup image link1 – SIMD area - for example "SIMD Area: 5"

2 - "No SIMD for this post code"
• New post codes that have not been assigned a SIMD value as yet;
• This post code does not exist;
• No deprivation information attached to the postcode.

If there is no SIMD value linked to the postcode then you must claim the codes linked to SIMD 4-5 only.

Return to the SIMD lookup.