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Strategic Planning and Programme Management Office

The Strategic Planning and Programme Management Office (PMO) is an internal-facing function within CfSD.

It's primary purpose is to:

  • deliver programme management governance,
  • standardise programme/project management best practice across CfSD, and
  • facilitate teams to achieve their strategic priorities.

Our services

The Services offered by the CfSD Strategic Planning and PMO are aligned to 6 core capabilities shown in the diagram below.

These include:

  • the management of strategic and corporate objectives,
  • developing strategic CfSD workplans,
  • management of formal governance reporting,
  • central management of national clinical pathways, and
  • tracking benefits realisation.

Additionally the Strategic Planning and PMO team work collaboratively with NHS Golden Jubilee colleagues within the Transformation, Strategy, Planning and Performance directorate contributing and supporting strategic plans, reporting into Scottish Government and annual delivery workplans.


Image shows the CfSD Strategic Planning and Programme Management Office core capabilties
Image shows the CfSD Strategic Planning and Programme Management Office core's capabilties


Working across programmes

We work in partnership with all our national programmes of work, in supporting them around the delivery and implementation of national improvement, service redesign and transformation across NHS Scotland.

Value and Impact Framework

CfSD is committed to delivering against 5 value domains:

  • better outcomes,
  • improved patient experience,
  • improved staff experience,
  • productivity, and
  • environmental sustainability.

The CfSD Value and Impact Framework is aimed at capturing the broader impacts of its work that is aligned to these aims, and is centred around Realistic Medicine and its associated Value Based Health and Care Plan.