Annual Review held at the Vic

Published: Tuesday 04 Dec 2018

Annual Review

Annual Review

NHS Fife’s Annual Scottish Government Review has been held at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.

The annual review provides an opportunity for the Scottish Government to examine NHS Fife’s performance over the previous year, consider the areas where the Board is meeting targets and challenge the senior leadership team on areas where improvement is required.

This year’s review follows a new Scottish Government format and was attended by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP and Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen, who were welcomed by Board Chair, Tricia Marwick, and Chief Executive Paul Hawkins.

The review included the Cabinet Secretary meeting with patient and carers groups as well as NHS Fife staff representatives.

The open NHS Fife Annual Review meeting is scheduled for Friday 15th February 2019, in Dunfermline.

The Annual Review covers the period from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

On emergency access, NHS Fife achieved that national target of treating and admitting/ discharging 95% of patients within four hours, bettering the national average of 92.2%.

Similarly, 98.5% of patients awaiting cancer treatment began this within 31 days, against a target of 95%, significantly better than the national average of 94.3%

The Board was also able to achieve financial breakeven, delivering a small under spend of around £1.5m.

There were, of course, areas where there is scope to improve performance. In outpatient waiting times, 93.6% of patients were seen within 12-weeks of their first referral against the target of 95%. Performance was, however, some way better than the national average of 74.9%.  

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