Major service change : a report on NHS Tayside's consultation on proposals for shaping orthopaedic services

Scottish Health Council
Scottish Health Council
Publication date:
18 December 2019


This report describes the Scottish Health Council’s assessment of whether NHS Tayside’s engagement and consultation process for Shaping Orthopaedic Services followed the Scottish Government guidance, 'Informing, Engaging and Consulting People in Developing Health and Community Care Services’. Based on the findings of this report, the Scottish Health Council confirms that the process undertaken by NHS Tayside has met the national guidance outlined by the Scottish Government. The scope of the review of orthopaedic services across Tayside includes planned surgery and unplanned emergency treatment or surgery that is described as orthopaedic trauma.