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Performance Management in NHSScotland

Local Delivery Plans (LDP) 2017-18

The LDP Guidance 2017/18 sets out the Scottish Government’s planning priorities for NHS Boards.

The nature and scale of the challenges that our NHS faces, in particular the challenge of an ageing population, means that we need to deliver fundamental reform and change to the way that our NHS delivers care. The Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, published in Dec 2016, sets out the priorities and actions required to reform and further enhance health and social care services across Scotland. The Delivery Plan recognises that we must prioritise the actions which have the greatest impact on service delivery and focuses on three areas, often referred to as the Triple Aim: better care; better health; better value.

The Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Guidance for 2017-18 supports and complements the Health & Social Care Delivery Plan by asking NHS Boards to set out the local actions that they will be taking to help progress these priorities and actions.

Establishing strong and effective population based regional planning and delivery is a fundamental aspect of the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan and NHS Boards are expected to set out in their LDP the steps they are taking to prepare for the regional planning and delivery of services.

A national review of targets and indicators for health and social care is currently underway with initial recommendations due to be considered by Scottish Ministers in Spring 2017. In the meantime the existing LDP standards currently remain in place.