HEAT targets are reviewed each year and a new suite is published each November.
Please note that we are presenting these targets within Scotland Performs based on year of delivery. Where there are a number of distinct elements within a HEAT target these are presented separately in the lists above. These elements link to a single page that cover all related HEAT targets, giving an easy to follow account of all HEAT targets within a specific topic area.
The NHSScotland pages within Scotland Performs do not include the direction of travel arrows that are used to illustrate the most recent change against the long-term Purpose Targets and National Indicators (tracking national progress) on the 'Performance at a Glance' page. This is because HEAT targets are short to medium term, specific targets that contribute directly to the National Outcomes and, as such, do not require their own direction of travel arrows.
Performance against the nine HEAT standards that apply in 2012/13 is also available in Scotland Performs from the HEAT standards page.
Summary of HEAT targets due for delivery in previous years
The PDF document (linked to below) contains information about HEAT targets that were due for delivery in 2011/12. This report was sent to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the 29th January 2013:
HEAT targets due for delivery in 2011/12
Letter on 2011/12 HEAT targets for Health and Sport Committee
For earlier years, the reports linked to below provide NHS Board performance information for each HEAT target due for delivery:
HEAT targets due for delivery in 2010/11
HEAT targets due for delivery in 2009/10
HEAT targets due for delivery in 2007/08 and 2008/09
Information on interim additional HEAT target
An additional HEAT target was introduced between November 2012 and the start of 2013/14. This target will be the first milestone to measure progress against the planned return of Accident and Emergency waiting times performance to 98% (as defined by the existing HEAT Standard). A letter on this additional target was sent to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the 27th March 2013. This letter also notified the Committee of a change to the measurement of the existing HEAT Standard on Ambulance Response Times:
Letter on HEAT changes to Health and Sport Committee
Scottish Government Health and Community Care
NHSScotland Chief Executive's Annual Report 2011/12