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Treatment Time Guarantee

Current National Performance

In the quarter ending December 2017, 80.4 per cent of patients were reported as commencing inpatient/day case treatment within 12 weeks.

LDP Standard

100 per cent of patients to wait no longer than 12 weeks from the patient agreeing treatment with the hospital to treatment for inpatient or day case treatment (Treatment Time Guarantee).

Treatment Time Guarantee LDP Standard

Why is this LDP Standard important?

The treatment time guarantee is set out in legislation “The Patient Right’s (Scotland) Act 2011”.  It places a legal requirement on health boards that once planned inpatient and day case treatment has been agreed with the patient the patient must receive that treatment within 12 weeks.

How are we performing?

The standard is for 100% of patients to be seen within 12 weeks of agreeing inpatient/day case treatment. This standard is also a legal requirement as set out by “The Patient Right’s (Scotland) Act 2011”.

During the quarter ending December 2017, 80.4 per cent of patient of patients were reported as commencing inpatient/day case treatment within 12 weeks.

The graph below shows the percentage of patients who have started inpatient/day case treatment within 12 weeks since quarter ending December 2015.

DEC 2017 TTG

NHS Board level performance is shown for the most recent time period in the table below.

The table below shows the percentage of patients who have started inpatient/day case treatment within 12 weeks, by NHS Board, for quarter ending December 2017.

NHS Board

Quarter ending December 2017

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN*

85.8%

NHS BORDERS

91.2%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

88.3%

NHS FIFE

94.1%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

67.9%

NHS GRAMPIAN

68.5%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

80.9%

NHS HIGHLAND

62.9%

NHS LANARKSHIRE

66.0%

NHS LOTHIAN

86.7%

NHS ORKNEY

79.1%

NHS SHETLAND

100.0%

NHS TAYSIDE*

80.3%

NHS WESTERN ISLES

100.0%

NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE

96.6%

NHSSCOTLAND

80.4%

Source: National Waiting Times Data Warehouse

* NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN and NHS TAYSIDE experienced technical issues with the submission of data to the ISD Waiting Times database. Locally derived figures have been supplied.

 

Further Information

Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 - Scottish Government Response to Consultation on Secondary Legislation

Treatment Time Guarantee Statistics

Related National Outcomes