Delivering care through collaboration

Planned care programmes

The Planned Care performance team work collaboratively with senior leaders, NHSScotland’s clinical community and wider stakeholders to improve productivity, efficiency and outcomes for elective services across Scotland.

 Integrated Planned Care Programme

Working collaboratively with clinicians and key stakeholders, the Centre aims to develop and deliver meaningful healthcare redesign programmes.

Focusing on reforming healthcare, these programmes aim to maximise value to patients and build capability to deliver better services through evidence-based practice, clinical improvement, and innovation.   


 Trauma and Orthopaedics

The Trauma and Orthopaedics programme will roll out Active Clinical Referral Triage (ACRT) and Discharge Patient Initiated Reviews (PIR) across orthopaedic services in Scotland.

  • As part of this, CfSD will support the wider spread of same day treatment and discharge from hospital for people who have had hip and knee replacement or reconstruction.
  • It will also carry out the delivery of the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit to identify and address areas for improvement to improve hip fracture outcomes.


  • The Ophthalmology programme seeks to deliver more community based eye care through the integration of primary and secondary ophthalmology pathways.
  • There will be a roll out of a community optometrist service model for glaucoma and macular disease.
  • This will be accomplished through workforce development and support provided for the advancement of the national eye care digital solution, assisting the primary and secondary care model.
  • The national eye care digital solution will be rolled out across four health boards.


 Clinical Prioritisation

  • Clinical Prioritisation will lead to the implementation of a system that will treat patients on the basis of their clinical need. This will be done through a national system.
  • The Centre will support the measurement of service performance on the basis of when patients are treated.



  • The development of an Endoscopy Training Academy will ensure that sufficient staff are trained across Scotland to support the delivery of an enhanced Endoscopy Service.
  • The training will also ensure that staff are upskilled with regards to best practice as well as working to the extent of their licence.

 Diagnostic Imaging

  • CT and MRI services will undergo enhanced efficiencies and pathway redesigns to develop a sustainable imaging service to timely and effectively support the wider healthcare provision.
  • This will also ensure that access to diagnostics is in a timely and effective manner.


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