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Local Delivery Plan

The Local Delivery Plan is the delivery contract between Scottish Government and NHS Boards in Scotland. It provides assurance and underpins NHS Board Annual Reviews.  Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) focus on the priorities for the NHS in Scotland and support delivery of the Scottish Government’s national performance framework, the Health and Social care outcomes that are being developed in partnership, and the 2020 vision for high quality and sustainable health and social care. LDPs are part of NHS Scotland’s performance framework that has evolved since 2007 in line with public service reform in Scotland. They have supported NHS Boards to transform waiting times for patients who continue to benefit from on-going improvement; to take decisive action to tackle Healthcare Associated Infections, to prioritise and tackle alcohol abuse and the impact it has on positive outcomes; and to achieve sound financial management.

Every year the LDP evolves to support the delivery of Scottish Government priorities, for example 2013-14 saw the introduction of the NHS Board contribution to Community Planning Partnership (CPP) Plans. The LDP has to support NHS Boards to embed the performance gains that have been delivered over the last five years.  It also has to support NHS Boards achieve the transformational change required to deliver NHS Scotland’s ambition to be world leader in quality care and its 2020 Vision described through the Route Map. Integrating Health & Social Care to put patients, their families and carers at the centre is fundamental. These changes all require the NHS in Scotland to be an exemplar in partnership working and NHS Boards will work with CPPs to identify and deploy resources in accordance with the expectations of the Agreement on Joint Working on Community Planning and Resourcing.


You can download the Local Delivery Plan for 2016-2017 using the link below.  This is a PDF file and will require a compatible viewer.

Local Delivery Plan 2016-17 (PDF)

You can also view previous delivery plans by year using the links below or on the menu above.