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SMR Timeliness

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SMR Timeliness

Definition of SMR Timeliness

The Scottish Government target for SMR submission to ISD is 6 weeks (42 days) following discharge/transfer/death or clinic attendance. ISD calculates timeliness as data received 6 weeks following the end of month of discharge/transfer/death or clinic attendance e.g. all SMR01 records with a March 2011 date of discharge/transfer/death would be expected to be submitted to ISD by 12th May 2011.

SMR Submission Timetable Download Word file [43kb]

SMR Timeliness Charts

To help both ISD and NHS Boards measure progress towards this target, charts have been produced to show the timeliness of data submitted by each board to the national database over the most recent 24 months.

To download the charts click on the following links:

The timeliness charts are currently published at NHS Board level but if timeliness information is required at hospital level, please contact the Data Monitoring Team.



Susan Law Data Manager
Mark Reid Responsible for the following Boards:
  NHS Fife, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Western Isles, The State Hospital Board for Scotland
Gordon Wilson Responsible for the following Boards:
  NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway,NHS Borders, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Lothian, NHS Tayside, Golden Jubilee NHS Hospital

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