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Treatment Time Guarantee

Current National Performance

In the quarter ending March 2018, 75.9 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 March 2018, 75.9 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 March 2016.

Mar 18 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 March 2018.

NHS Board

Quarter ending March 2018

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN*

85.2%

NHS BORDERS

84.5%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

77.7%

NHS FIFE

87.6%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

56.1%

NHS GRAMPIAN

64.0%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

78.7%

NHS HIGHLAND

65.0%

NHS LANARKSHIRE

62.6%

NHS LOTHIAN

79.3%

NHS ORKNEY

95.9%

NHS SHETLAND

94.2%

NHS TAYSIDE*

73.6%

NHS WESTERN ISLES

100.0%

NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE

91.9%

NHSSCOTLAND

75.9%

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