Annex B: Review of NHSScotland's Vehicle Assets
Analysis of vehicle assets is based on annual pro-forma information returned by each NHS Board. NHSScotland's vehicle assets comprise of approximately 10,000 vehicles, the majority of which are staff car scheme vehicles (55%) and operational cars (17%). The chart below provides a breakdown of NHSScotland's vehicle assets by type.
2016 Analysis of Vehicle assets by type (9,780 total vehicles)
This excludes national logistics vehicles
The distribution of these vehicle assets and their ownership arrangements across NHS Boards and Special Health Boards is shown in the following two charts.
2016 Distribution of Vehicles and ownership arrangements across NHS Boards
2016 Distribution of Vehicles and ownership arrangements across Special Health Boards
The vehicle age profile for all NHS Boards is shown in the charts that follow and shows that circa 85% of the vehicles are less than five years old. This represents a reasonable age profile for this asset group and indicates that investment is currently maintaining a reasonable standard of vehicle asset provision.
2016 Vehicle Age Profile
Comparative information on vehicle mileage is sufficient this year to monitor annual changes from the previous year (see table below).
|Total Vehicle Mileage||2016||2015||% Change in Total Mileage|
|Total (million)||Per Vehicle||Total (million)||Per Vehicle|
|Staff Car Scheme||21.53||4,020||27.05||4,876||-20%|
|Staff Private Car||51.09||51.69||-1%|
The type of fuel used by these vehicles is also an important consideration and the following chart shows the current reliance on diesel fuel (79% of vehicles). However, there has been an increase of 21 alternatively fueled vehicles that are operated within the NHSScotland fleet and the number of vehicles now sits at 66.
2016 Fuel Types used by Vehicles
Electric accounts for 0.4%, and the other alternatives 0.03%
Email: Alan Morrison, Alan.Morrison@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
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