(updated 20/11/2009)
1.
Each requirement has a maximum score of three (3). The
assessment levels (03) correspond to this (0=0, 1=1, 2=2, 3=3).
2.
The total potential score is calculated
by multiplying the total number of requirements in the initiative by 3 (excluding any N/R requirements). For
example, there are 60 requirements for Acute Trust. Therefore, the total
potential score equals 180 (60 times 3). Ambulance Trusts have 47 requirements.
Therefore, the total potential score equals 141 (47 times 3).
3.
"Not relevant" (N/R) requirements. A
number of requirements have a "not relevant" checkbox option. The system
recognises an N/R selection and excludes the requirement from scoring
calculations.
4.
The total potential score is amended to take account of any N/Rs. For example, for an Acute Trust,
60 requirements = 180 points. 4 N/Rs (4 times 3) = 12 points. Therefore, 18012 = 168 points.
5.
Some organisations may consider other requirements as
not relevant to them (secondary N/Rs). In such cases, if the
NHS CFH IG Policy Manager agrees that the organisation has justified considering
the requirement as not relevant, that/those requirements will be removed from
the scoring calculation. Organizations are instructed to score these as 3s in
the toolkit and enter a comment as to why they consider the requirement to be
N/R. This does unfortunately skew the final score as calculated by the Toolkit.
6.
The organisation's total actual score
is the total for all requirements.
7.
The calculation for the organisation's overall score is:
(Total actual score divided by total potential score) multiplied by 100 to give
a percentage score, rounded down to the nearest whole number. An example of this
is shown below.
8.
The percentage is then classified in the Red (less than
40%), Amber (4069%), Green (70%+) system.
Ambulance
Trust 
Score
Values 
Score
Calculation 



Initial potential score 
47 X 3 = 141 
141 
Number of N/Rs 
2 (2 X 3) = 6 
141 minus 6 = 135 
Total potential score 

135 
Total actual score 

90 



Total percentage score 
(90 / 135) X 100 
66% (Amber) 