The Health and Community Care Ministerial Steering Group (MSG) of Scotland is leading the drive to “re-invigorate the Joint Future Agenda”, in order to improve outcomes for individuals and their carers. As part of this drive, it has decided that local partnerships should be asked to agree local improvement targets which could demonstrate improved outcomes, as a result of better joint working. It is likely that these local improvement targets will build on existing local performance frameworks which partnerships are already developing, eg. on delayed discharges, quicker assessments, and easier access to services. The MSG proposes that local improvement targets would be reported to the Joint Future Implementation and Advisory Group. It would have the responsibility for scrutinising them and then taking appropriate action, for example, to support local partnerships.