Date lodged: 28 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether the winter plans submitted by NHS boards are based on previous years' events or worst case scenarios.
Answered by: Shona Robison 13 December 2016
NHS boards and local partners are asked to plan capacity and demand levels for this winter, including a review of activity levels and improvements in patient flow. boards were asked to consider trends over the last three to five years and to take variation in demand into account. Boards also have business continuity and contingency arrangements to deal with greater demands and disruptions. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting NHS boards.