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Treatment Time Guarantee

Current National Performance

In the quarter ending June 2017, 81.4 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 June 2017, 81.4 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 June 2015.

June 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 June 2017.

NHS Board

Quarter ending June 2017

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

86.8%

NHS BORDERS

93.8%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

86.2%

NHS FIFE

90.6%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

70.3%

NHS GRAMPIAN

66.8%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

85.2%

NHS HIGHLAND

68.7%

NHS LANARKSHIRE

70.0%

NHS LOTHIAN

82.2%

NHS ORKNEY

86.7%

NHS SHETLAND

97.9%

NHS TAYSIDE

81.2%

NHS WESTERN ISLES

100.0%

NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE

99.2%

NHSSCOTLAND

81.4%

Source: National Waiting Times Data Warehouse

 

Further Information

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

Treatment Time Guarantee Statistics

Related National Outcomes