Delivering care through collaboration

Centre for Sustainable Delivery


Hosted by NHS Golden Jubilee, the new national Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) will play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s national efforts to remobilise, recover and redesign (3Rs) towards a better health care system.

Building on significant progress and developments that have already been made through redesign and transformation, the Centre will also support the rapid rollout of new techniques, innovation, and safe, fast and efficient care pathways for Scotland’s patients.

The Centre will also offer customised assistance across NHSScotland to help tackle a variety of challenges in health and care.  

By working in collaboration NHS Boards, health and social care partners, third sector, patients, academia and industry, CfSD aims to implement best practice through a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach, aligned with the priorities of the Scottish Government.

Working towards becoming a Global Centre of Excellence, CfSD will raise Scotland’s profile as a forward thinking innovator of health and social care.

Why is Sustainability Important?

Looking to the future, there are lots of things which can have an impact on how we deliver care.

For example, new medicines and technologies are emerging all the time, radically changing the support available to people.

This means that we now have people living longer, who deserve to live well, and often have complex needs and care requirements. It is our job to ensure that they receive the right care, from the right people, at the right time: this is called Realistic Medicine.

We want to make NHSScotland the best healthcare system in the world, and to achieve this we need to focus on sustainability, value, innovation and listening to our patients.

The Centre for Sustainable Delivery will work with experts and patients across Scotland to achieve this.

Remobilise, Recover and Redesign

The key national programmes that will continue to form the core portfolio of CfSD to support the 3Rs along with the improvement and transformation of the health and social care system are:

  • Support for Scottish Government Commissioned Unscheduled Care Programmes
  • Cancer Performance and Early Diagnosis Programmes
  • Scottish Access Collaborative (SAC) and Modernising Patient Pathways Programmes (MPPP)
  • Other planned care programmes
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