The purpose of the National IV Fluid Programme is to improve clinical care and reduce artificial variation in how we manage patients who require intravenous fluid therapy.
There is substantial evidence and indeed NICE Guidelines that have been available for many years yet when we look at fluid prescription and indeed application there remains considerable variation both within and across hospitals in Scotland. Through working with all NHS Scotland health boards, we aim to support implementation of standard guidance on fluid therapy and support this via education, training and data collection.
This webpage will be updated with news of forthcoming meetings and developements relating to the work of the National IV Fluid Programme. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email: MPPP@gov.scot