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Treatment Time Guarantee

The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act advises that once a patient has been diagnosed as requiring inpatient or day case treatment and has agreed to that treatment, that patient’s treatment must start within a maximum of 12 weeks of the treatment having been agreed.

NHSGGC will offer a treatment date within this guarantee to all eligible patients. There are some exemptions to this guarantee,

  •  Assisted reproduction
  • Obstetrics services
  • Organ, tissue or cell transplantation whether from living or deceased donor
  • Designated national specialist services for surgical intervention of spinal scoliosis
  • The treatment of injuries, deformities or disease of the spine by an injection or surgical intervention (exclusion until October 2013).