Sexual health standards: A report on the budget impact for
Scotland and by NHS board. Includes a costing template for
About this publication
This publication summarises the estimated costs to implement
key criteria in the Sexual Health Standards. It sets out the
principles and processes adopted to identify the key criteria and
the methodology used to cost each criterion.
The results show that the total costs to implement the key
criteria are about £4.5 million in 2007/08 prices.
The report is intended for use by health planners and
clinicians at both national and local level to aid
implementation by the NHS boards of the standards
Costing template for Partner Notification
This excel template aims to assist NHS boards to estimate the
local costs and resource requirements associated with implementing
standard 4 on partner notification standard within the Sexual
Health Standards. Users should refer to Chapter 6 of the '
Sexual health standards: A report on the budget impact for Scotland
and by NHS board May 2008.
This template only provides an indication of resource
requirements and costs involved, and should be adapted to suit
individual user's needs.
There is evidence that the lack of robust information on the
resources required and associated costs is one of the biggest
difficulties in developing plans to implement clinical guidelines.
This report is an attempt to reduce this barrier by providing an
estimate of the costs to implement some key criteria within each
standard. It should be read in conjunction with the relevant
NHS QIS will produce self assessment forms and related guidance
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Published Date: 14 May 2008