General Practices in NHS Lothian Excel with High Performance

The Quality and Outcomes Framework shows that general practices in NHS Lothian are continuing to deliver a high quality of care to patients. The results in this year’s report show that the average score has increased from last year, with general practices achieving 99 per cent.

Patient care in general practices in NHS Lothian is above the Scottish average of 98 per cent.

Charles Winstanley, Chairman of NHS Lothian said:

 

“We are delighted with this year’s results and that we are continuing to improve the level of patient care across Lothian. This report reflects the dedication and commitment of our staff to constantly deliver high quality care to patients.
 
“Overall our standards are excellent, as the results show that one in four practices scored 999 points or higher.”
 

 

“Dr Ian McKay, Clinical Director of Edinburgh Community Health Partnership, NHS Lothian Board Member said:
 
“This is excellent news and demonstrates our commitment to providing the best care possible in the community. These results show success is not just down to the hard work of GPs but to the commitment of all the primary care health teams and builds on their excellent achievements over the past few years.”

 

30/09/2008