Date lodged: 16 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the incomplete standard for waiting time targets that is used by NHS England, and whether it plans to introduce a similar method.
Answered by: Shona Robison 28 March 2018
I understand the incomplete standard for waiting time targets that is used by NHS England relates to a census taken at the month end that measures the waiting times of patients on the waiting list for the referral to treatment standard. We already have a comprehensive suite of elective waiting times measures in Scotland and do not plan to add to these at this point in time.