NHS in Scotland 2019


NHS in Scotland 2019

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.


Oral evidence session 7 November 2019 

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

Meeting correspondence and follow-up

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".

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