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Trish Godman (Labour) | Question S3W-39685
To ask the Scottish Executive how the wheelchair and seating services modernisation programme will use goal attainment scaling to identify unmet need, particularly for those people who would benefit from attendant-controlled powered wheelchairs but do not meet the criteria for the pilot.
Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National Party)
Goal attainment score is an outcome measurement system currently being trialled locally by NHS wheelchair services, and is not a specific element of the Scottish Government’s modernisation action plan.
Clinical Standards for NHS wheelchair services are currently being finalised after a period of public consultation. Draft Standard 1, Essential Criteria 1.1 states that "clinical assessments of mobility and mobility needs are person-centred and anticipatory".