NHSScotland Chief Executive's Annual Report 2011/12

The NHSScotland Chief Executive's Annual Report 2011/12 presents an assessment of the performance of NHSScotland in 2011/12 and describes key achievements and outcomes.



Achieve agreed number of screenings using the setting-appropriate screening tool and appropriate Alcohol Brief Intervention, in line with SIGN 74 guidelines during 2011/12.

Achieve agreed number of inequalities targeted cardiovascular health checks during 2011/12.

Reduce suicide rate between 2002 and 2013 by 20 per cent.

Achieve agreed completion rates for child healthy weight intervention programme over the three years ending March 2014.

NHSScotland to deliver universal smoking cessation services to achieve at least 80,000 successful quits (at one month post quit) including 48,000 in the 40 per cent most-deprived within-Board SIMD areas over the three years ending March 2014.

At least 60 per cent of 3 and 4 year olds in each SIMD quintile to have fluoride varnishing twice a year by March 2014.


NHS Boards to operate within their agreed revenue resource limit; operate within their capital resource limit; meet their cash requirement.

NHS Boards to deliver a 3 per cent efficiency saving to reinvest in frontline services.

NHSScotland to reduce energy-based carbon emissions and to continue a reduction in energy consumption to contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.


From the quarter ending December 2011, 95 per cent of all patients diagnosed with cancer to begin treatment within 31 days of decision to treat, and 95 per cent of those referred urgently with a suspicion of cancer to begin treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral.

Deliver 18-weeks referral to treatment from 31 December 2011.

By March 2013, 90 per cent of clients will wait no longer than three weeks from referral received to appropriate drug or alcohol treatment that supports their recovery.

Deliver faster access to mental health services by delivering 26-weeks referral to treatment for specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services from March 2013; and
18 weeks referral to treatment for Psychological Therapies from December 2014.


Reducing the need for emergency hospital care, NHS Boards will achieve agreed reductions in emergency inpatient bed days rates for people aged 75 and over between 2009/10 and 2011/12 through improved partnership working between the acute, primary and community care sectors.

To improve stroke care, 90 per cent of all patients admitted with a diagnosis of stroke will be admitted to a stroke unit on the day of admission, or the day following presentation by March 2013.

Further reduce Healthcare Associated Infections so that by March 2013 NHS Boards' Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA) cases are 0.26 or less per 1000 acute occupied bed days; and the rate of Clostridium difficile infections in patients aged 65 and over is 0.39 cases or less per 1000 total occupied bed days.

To support shifting the balance of care, NHS Boards will achieve agreed reductions in the rates of attendance at A&E between 2009/10 and 2013/14.


Email: Andrew Wilkie

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