NHS Scotland gets £2.1m upgrade

Monday March 4th, 2013

NHS ScotlandA new system which measures and helps to improve the performance of health boards is being rolled out across Scotland.

Funding of £2.1m has been given to NHS National Services Scotland, to allow health boards to examine performance and compare data across of the UK.

It is already being used by NHS Tayside, and has resulted in improvements to their Ear Nose and Throat service. Chief Executive of NHS Tayside, Gerry Marr, explained that the tool has already helped to redesign and improve services.

Mr Marr said staff found the data the most relevant and accessible information to inform and support improvement.

Health Secretary, Alex Neil, said: “This new service, which has already seen good results in NHS Tayside, will help health boards to monitor quality, and to highlight areas in which they are performing particularly well, or where they need to improve.”

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