NHSScotland Chief Executive's Annual Report 2012/13

The NHSScotland Chief Executive's Annual Report 2012/13 presents an assessment of the performance of NHSScotland in 2012/13 and describes key achievements and outcomes.



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.

To increase the proportion of people diagnosed and treated in the first stage of breast, colorectal and lung cancer by 25 per cent by 2014/15.

At least 80 per cent of pregnant women in each SIMD quintile will have booked for antenatal care by the 12th week of gestation by March 2015 so as to ensure improvements in breast feeding rates and other important health behaviours.


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

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.


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

Eligible patients will commence IVF treatment within 12 months by 31 March 2015.

95% of patients will wait less than 4 hours from arrival to admission, discharge or transfer for accident and emergency treatment by year ending September 2014.


Further reduce healthcare associated infections so that by March 2015 NHS Boards' Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA) cases are 0.24 or less per 1,000 acute occupied bed days; and the rate of Clostridium difficile infections in patients aged 15 and over is 0.32 cases or less per 1,000 total occupied bed days.

No people will wait more than 28 days to be discharged from hospital into a more appropriate care setting, once treatment is complete from April 2013; followed by a 14 day maximum wait from April 2015.

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.

Reduce the rate of emergency inpatient bed days for people aged 75 and over per 1,000 population by at least 12 per cent between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

To deliver expected rates of dementia diagnosis and by 2015/16, all people newly diagnosed with dementia will have a minimum of a year's worth of post-diagnostic support coordinated by a link worker, including the building of a person-centred support plan.


Email: Andrew Wilkie

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