NHS performance improving in Scotland

The performance of the NHS is improving against key targets and boards are managing their finances better, according to a report by Audit Scotland.

However, the service needs to improve performance reporting so the impact of public spending is clear.

Report ‘Overview of Scotland’s health and NHS performance in 2006/7’ finds that the NHS is making good progress against many of its key targets, including waiting times, and that the financial performance of the NHS has improved.

It says further work is needed to improve delayed discharges and reducing older people’s readmissions to hospital.

The NHS showed an overall underspend of £98 million and only one health board, NHS Western Isles, failed to stay within its revenue budget.


Audit Scotland

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