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Scotland Performs: NHSScotland

These pages provide information about NHSScotland performance against the Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standards 2015/16 which contribute towards delivery of the Scottish Government's Purpose and National Outcomes; and NHSScotland's Quality Ambitions.

The LDP Standards now replace the system of HEAT targets and Standards with the vast majority of LDP Standards being former HEAT targets

LDP Standards are priorities that are set and agreed between the Scottish Government and NHS Boards to provide assurance on NHSScotland performance. The current standards are:

Detect Cancer Early

Cancer Waiting Times

Dementia Post Diagnostic Support

Treatment Time Guarantee

18 Weeks Referral to Treatment (RTT)

12 Weeks First Outpatient Appointment

Early Access to Antenatal Services

IVF Waiting Times

CAMHS Waiting Times

Psychological Therapies Waiting Times

Clostridium Difficile Infections


Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times

Alcohol Brief Interventions

Smoking Cessation

GP Access

Sickness Absence

Accident and Emergency Waiting Times

Financial Performance

Please note that Ambulance Response Times remains a standard for the Scottish Ambulance Service. The information can be accessed through this link.

Further information

LDP Standards within Scotland Performs are based on year of delivery. The Standards are presented separately in the list above and each link to a single page giving easy to follow access to that specific topic area.

More information on performance management can be found here and the NHSScotland LDP Guidance 2015-16 document is available through this link.

Information on when the next publication of statistics which relate to LDP Standards can be found here.

Progress against HEAT Targets due for delivery in 2014/15 is given in a separate document which can be accessed here. This document will be updated on a monthly basis.

You can find historic information on HEAT in the archive.