Key Documents

RCPCH Invited Reviews Programme September 2017
Since 2008 there have been concerns about the levels of medical staffing at St John’s hospital in Lothian. Located just 17 miles from the Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children St John’s provides general hospital, maternity and neonatal care for the population of West Lothian.


Equality and Diversity Monitoring Report – 2016-17
The Northgate Empower (PWA) HR system includes Electronic Staff Records (ESR) for all staff employed within NHS Lothian.
This allows for reports to be compiled on the diversity profile of the organisation’s workforce by individual job family. While ethnic monitoring for all new staff recruited to the organisation is recorded, there remains a proportion of the workforce for which no record exists on account of their original start date and that they have been in post for a significant period of time.


NHS Lothian Local Delivery Plan 2016-17
The Scottish Government has approved NHS Lothian’s Local Delivery Plan for 2016-17. The Plan outlines work which has progressed over the past year and sets out our commitment to improve the health of the population, support delivery of the Scottish Government 2020 Vision for health and social care and support for the integration of health and social care through the establishment of four Integration Joint Boards. We will continue to implement our strategic plan - Our Health, Our Care, Our Future – and a further iteration of this will be the development of an Acute Hospital Plan.


Patient Experience Annual report
NHS Boards in Scotland have a legal requirement to produce an annual report on feedback, comments, concerns and complaints. This report from the Patient Experience Team has a focus on complaints and feedback activity for the year commencing 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Review of inpatient services in Lothian June 2016

The Lothian NHS Board asked the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to review paediatric inpatient pathways, workforce and key services across the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, St John's Hospital and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in October 2015. Their report and recommendations will be presented to the Board in June 2016.

Final Report
Summary Report


Lothian's Winter Plan 2015-2016
The plan's foundations are person centred safe & effective care, collaborative planning & working, lessons learned from 2015/16, multi professional models of care and a focus to ensure not only unscheduled but scheduled care services are maintained by maximising the resourses available to us from all parts of our system and its partners.


Community Risk Register
Our Community Risk Register (CRR) is a multi-agency publication that highlights risks that have the highest likelihood and potential to have significant impact, causing disruption to the East of Scotland region and our communities. The East of Scotland Community Risk Register can be found on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website.


Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South West Edinburgh – June to July 2012 – Final Report of the Incident Management Team
This is the final report of the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Incident Management Team which was convened in June 2012. Although the outbreak was declared over on 17 July 2012, the Incident Management Team continued to meet to co-ordinate the ongoing investigations into the source of this outbreak.


NHS Lothian's Strategic Clinical Framework – Our Health, Our Future sets out the principles and aims that will help us shape and deliver services over the next seven years and beyond. It underpins our approach to delivering Scotland’s vision for achieving sustainable, quality health care services and delivering a healthier future for everyone. As you will see from the framework, patient care and safety is the number one priority driving all our plans.

In developing the framework we have taken account of challenges we need to address, including the growing over 75 age group, health inequalities and the increase in multiple morbidity as a result of these factors, as well as changes to the workforce and continuing limited public resources. To continue to provide sustainable, quality healthcare for the people of Lothian, in the face of these challenges, we need to do some things differently.

Our Health, Our Future sets out our approach for developing and delivering our future models of care, ensuring that staff, patients and stakeholders are fully engaged in this programme of change and redesign.


NHS Lothian Joint Health Protection Plan 2014-2016
This is the third Lothian Joint Health Protection Plan, produced as a requirement under the Public Health etc (Scotland) Act 20081. This plan has been prepared in close collaboration between NHS Lothian and the four Local Authorities of the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian.


Discharge Planning Survey Summary Report 2013
If you would like an electronic or paper copy of the full report, or if you have any queries relating to it, please get in touch with the following contact. Lesley Baxter, Public Involvement Coordinator, Edinburgh Community Health Partnership, NHS Lothian, Canaan Park, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL
Telephone: 0131 537 9290
Email: lesley.baxter@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk


Code of Conduct for Members of Lothian NHS Board
The Scottish public has a high expectation of those who serve on the boards of public bodies and the way in which they should conduct themselves in undertaking their duties for the Lothian NHS Board.


Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh PFI Agreements


Workforce Planning
Workforce planning seeks to ensure that the NHS has the right number of people with the right skills in the right place at right time to ensure on-going sustainability of a high quality, safe and patient centred care. Each health board is required by the Scottish Government to develop and publish a workforce plan on annual basis which has the support of the local partnership forum and is publically available. The 2015/16 workforce plan sets out the key strategic drivers for workforce and service change and provides a detailed assessment both workforce supply and demand, highlighting areas of challenge and the strategies and actions that are being taken forward by the Board to ensure workforce and service sustainability, in the medium and long term. The NHS Lothian Board also receives on-going briefings on areas with the workforce experiencing pressures which are available as part of the Board meeting papers.​​​​​​

Last Reviewed: 24/10/2017