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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12340: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it measures the impact of community healthcare on demand for acute services.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 November 2017

Within our Health and Social Care Delivery Plan we aim to reduce occupied bed days by 10 percent (around 400,000 bed days) by reducing avoidable admissions, delays and inappropriate long stay delays in hospital.

The Scottish Government has funded NHS National Services Scotland Information Services Division to provide data intelligence and support for Integration Authorities to allow them to continuously monitor, evaluate and report progress locally. Integration Authorities are also required to publically report on progress against nationally agreed integration indicators in their annual performance reports.