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LDP Standards

Quality Indicators

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Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standards - Overview

The LDP Standards now replace the system of HEAT Targets and Standards with the vast majority of LDP Standards being former HEAT Targets.

LDP Standards are priorities that are set and agreed between the Scottish Government and NHS Boards to provide assurance on NHSScotland performance.

The LDP Standards dashboard is a web-based information tool supported and maintained by ISD Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The dashboard allows NHS Boards and the Scottish Government to monitor Board's performance against national LDP Standards and progress is published on the Scottish Government's 'Scotland Performs' website. Data for many of the measures used to monitor targets are sourced directly from ISD and, where this is the case, ISD aims to publish timely and useful data on these indicators on our website.

2015-16 Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standards

  • Accident and Emergency Waiting Times
  • Alcohol Brief Interventions
  • CAMHS Waiting Times
  • Cancer Waiting Times
  • Clostridium Difficile Infections
  • Dementia Post Diagnostic Support
  • Detect Cancer Early
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times
  • Early Access to Antenatal Services
  • Financial Performance
  • GP Access
  • IVF Waiting Times
  • Psychological Therapies Waiting Times
  • Sickness Absence
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treatment Time Guarantee
  • 12 Weeks Outpatient Appointment
  • 18 Weeks Referral to Treatment (RTT)

More information and data on the Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standards can be found on the Scotland Performs website.


For general enquiries about specific measures published on the ISD website or queries from NHS Boards or Scottish Government about access to the LDP Standards dashboard, please contact the ISD LDP mailbox:

Note: Access to the LDP Standards dashboard is for authorised NHS or Scottish Government staff only via the NHS network.

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