Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, said: "The NHS in Scotland is running too hot, with intense pressure on staff and a service model that will remain financially unsustainable without a much greater focus on health and social care integration.
"We're beginning to see examples of new ways of delivering healthcare but they're some distance from the system-wide reform the NHS needs. The challenge for the Scottish Government and its partners will be to agree new priorities that enable large-scale change and which create a leadership culture that supports and respects all staff."
NHS in Scotland 2019 report.
The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report of the Meeting on 7 November 2019
Meeting papers for 7 November 2019
Minutes of meeting 7 November 2019
Letter from Convener to Director-General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, 19 November 2019 (109KB pdf)
Letter from Director-General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland to Convener, 4 December 2019 (2.77MB pdf)
At its meeting on 16 January 2020, the Committee agreed to close its scrutiny of the Section 23 report entitled " NHS in Scotland 2019".