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Question reference: S6W-15479

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 2 March 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what reviews have taken place to ensure that the NHSScotland Design Assessment Process (NDAP) action plan for The Baird Family Hospital and The ANCHOR Centre Project, which was undertaken in 2019, has been completed.


The NDAP process does not use the term, or produce an ‘action plan’. The process results in essential and advisory recommendations at the end of each of each Business Case stage which must be developed by the Board. The Board will submit evidence or a commitment to address the recommendations prior to their NDAP report achieving a ‘verified’ status.

NHS Grampian received the supported NDAP report for the Full Business Case stage of the Baird and ANCHOR project on 3 July 2020. This was followed up confirming the commitment from NHS Grampian to complete and close out all required actions. A tracker was developed which included all the required actions and the work to agree and close out the actions was carried out with NDAP and Graham Construction until May 2021. The actions were confirmed as closed by the NDAP team on 18 May 2021.