Boards to review their waiting times
NHS boards will be asked to review their waiting-time figures within a year to combat concerns that public confidence has been put at risk.
The decision by Health Secretary Alex Neil follows internal investigations, sparked by “fiddled” figures at NHS Lothian, and a wider investigation by Audit Scotland.
Caroline Gardner, the auditor general, said boards and the government must improve the monitoring of waiting lists if they are to retain public trust.
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