Date lodged: 27 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which current targets will be exempted from the NHS targets review, broken down by the reason for not including them.
Answered by: Shona Robison 21 July 2016
The scope of the NHS targets review will focus on the 20 existing local delivery plan standards. The review will encompass cancer waiting times targets – linking in with the Scottish Government’s Cancer Strategy which includes a commitment to review cancer waiting times targets. In that strategy we said that we will examine whether additional targets for treatment or diagnosis would improve outcomes for people with cancer.