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S5W-05757: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) terms of reference and (b) parameters are of the health and social care targets review; whether the review will consider the key performance indicators of the integrated health boards; what its timeline is; who the members of the review team are; by what date the findings will be published; whether it will publish the review in full, and when it will be in a position to implement the recommendations.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 January 2017

The review will look at how targets and indicators support the Government's strategies for the improvement of health, the future of the NHS and social care services, and support best use of public resources to ensure that we have a clearly understood and improved national measurement framework across the whole health and social care system and a focus on the outcomes to be achieved. The review will consider the 20 Local Delivery Plan Standards for the NHS in Scotland and the core suite of indicators for Health and Social Care.

The Scottish Government has asked the chair of the national review of health and social care targets and indicators to provide initial recommendations to Ministers by the end of March 2017 and will publish the report along with its response once it has had an opportunity to consider the recommendations.

I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-04778 on 30 November 2016 which sets out a list of the organisations invited to nominate a representative to join the Expert Group. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at