The 2018/19 audit of NHS Tayside


The 2018/19 audit of NHS Tayside

In a report to the Scottish Parliament, Auditor General for Scotland Caroline Gardner said NHS Tayside has been in an unsustainable financial position since 2013. The board will need continued financial assistance until 2021/22 to balance its budget.
 There have been significant overspends in nursing and agency costs, prescriptions and referring patients out with Tayside, together with widespread concerns about the provision of mental health services.
 Caroline Gardner said: “It is a positive forward step that NHS Tayside now has a transformation plan, but moving away from the current ways of working will be difficult without well-developed and detailed implementation plans. So far there is little evidence of the sustainable service redesign and transformation that is critical to reducing costs while maintaining or improving services.
 “The future is challenging for NHS Tayside. Effective and stable leadership will be critical in bringing about long-term service transformation.”

The 2018/19 audit of NHS Tayside

Oral evidence session 14 November 2019

The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Please read the Official Report of 14 November 2019.

Meeting papers for 14 November 2019

Minutes of meeting 14 November 2019


At its meeting on the 16 of January 2020, the Committee agreed to close its scrutiny of the Section 22 report entitled "The 2018/19 audit of NHS Tayside".

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