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The Scottish Government
The Vale of Leven Inquiry Response Team
St Andrew’s House
Room GE15
Regent Road

Email: billy.wright@gov.scot
Telephone: 0131 244 5997

The Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Implementation Group

An Implementation Group has been established to ensure the recommendations are fully implemented:

The Implementation Group is chaired by Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Fiona McQueen, Lead Director within the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Directorates for oversight and implementation of the recommendations set out in the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry report.

The Implementation Group will report, via the Chief Nursing Officer, to the Health and Social Care Management Board and Scottish Ministers.

Monitoring Plan

The Implementation Group agreed that it was important to be able to demonstrate to the public progress against all 75 recommendations from Lord MacLean's report and have developed an easy to follow monitoring plan, which will be updated regularly to show progress against all those recommendations not yet delivered:

The Group have agreed to take a thematic approach to updating the delivery status of the monitoring plan:

  • The first themes to be considered are the recommendations for the Scottish Government, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Infection Prevention and Control and Death Certification
  • Although a number of the recommendations are delivered or in progress they will also be on-going. This is due to the recommendation having to continually be done on a regular basis.
  • The Scottish Government’s full response provides detailed information on what has been put in place since the C. difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital in 2007-08
  • All feedback on the monitoring plan is welcome - please email: billy.wright@gov.scot