1.1 In December 2016 the Scottish Government published the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan (DP) which set out our programme to increase the pace of improvement and change within Scotland's health and social care services.
1.2 The DP sets out a series of key actions for government and local health and care services to deliver better patient care, better health and better value for the people of Scotland, so they live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting, and we have a health and social care system that:
- is integrated;
- focuses on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management;
- will make day-case treatment the norm, where hospital treatment is required and cannot be provided in a community setting;
- focuses on care being provided to the highest standards of quality and safety, whatever the setting, with the person at the centre of all decisions; and
- ensures people get back into their home or community environment as soon as appropriate, with minimal risk of re-admission.
1.3 This document describes the progress that has been made since the NDP was first published, and reflects the subsequent publication of the Medium Term Financial Framework and Workforce Plans. It sets out what we have delivered in five main areas, or "pillars":
- Integration of Health and Social Care Support;
- Implementation of the National Clinical Strategy;
- Public Health Improvement;
- NHS Board Reform; and
- Cross Cutting Activities.
1.4 Out of the 50 Actions in the plan, 22 are completed and with the remaining 28 progressing well towards completion.
1.5 Key to the success of the Delivery Plan will be the impact of the actions on outcomes for the population of Scotland. In 2018, an updated National Performance Framework was launched (NPF).
Scotland’s National Performance Framework
Our Purpose, Values and National Outcomes
Our Purpose - To focus on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth
Our Values - We are a society which treats all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion, respects the rule of law, and acts in an open and transparent way
We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy
We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally
We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally
We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential
We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society
We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone
We are healthy and active
We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment
We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely
We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination
1.6 The Delivery Plan's key objectives of better health, better care and better value have been mapped at a high level to the NPF outcomes (see Annex A). The refresh of the Delivery Plan, later this year, will map each specific action to the NPF.
1.7 It is crucial that the delivery plan does not remain a simple statement of intent, but a continuing process of monitoring, challenge and review, throughout its five year lifetime. As such, we will publish an updated Delivery Plan to reflect developments and the Programme for Government priorities (see 7.1 - 7.4 for more information).