National Care Standards Consultation
Ensuring we receive the best health and social care wherever we live in Scotland
In 2014 the Scottish Government committed to review the National Care Standards for health and social care services in Scotland.
Now they want to hear from you to help shape the standards of the future.
In 2015 Scottish Government consulted on, and subsequently agreed, the overarching principles that will now underpin the new draft National Care Standards.
The standards will provide a framework for all health, social work and social care provision in Scotland. They are being extended to all health and care services – from hospitals and care homes to care at home for adults and children’s day-care services.
The standards set out what people can expect when they use health and social care services and will be used by the Care Inspectorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and other scrutiny bodies during their inspection processes.
They have been developed by an expert group consisting of organisations representing people using services, unpaid carers, health and social care providers and commissioners of care and support services.
You can have your say on the proposed new standards by taking part in the Scottish Government’s public consultation.
Find out more here: http://www.newcarestandards.scot/
Closing date for responses 22 January 2017