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Changes to the National Performance Framework

The Scottish Government has updated the National Performance Framework (NPF). The NPF sets out national outcomes and measures to report on progress towards a successful and prosperous Scotland. The changes have been made to reflect learning and improvements in how progress is measured.

Of particular interest to note is a new national outcome related to older people: ‘Our people are able to maintain their independence as they get older and are able to access appropriate support when they need it’. This has been introduced to reflect the significance of Scotland’s ageing population and the government’s commitment ‘to independent living, enablement and health and social care integration.’

A new national indicator – ‘increase the proportion of babies with a healthy birth weight’, has also been added to reflect the link between ‘maternal health and social circumstances and birth weights which are out with the normal birth weight range’ and how to measure progress and improvement.

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