The Scottish Government, with the support of COSLA, commissioned former Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns, to undertake an independent review of targets and indicators in health and social care following a Programme for Government commitment to ensure the approach to performance is outcomes-based. The review was supported by an expert group representing a range of organisations.
The review looked at how targets and indicators for health and social care align with the Government’s strategy for the future of NHS and social care services and support the best use of public resources.
Sir Harry Burns’ independent report was published on 15 November 2017. The report identifies some key principles and recommendations for using and developing targets and indicators going forward.