The Scottish Government are consulting on changes to the National Care Standards.
They are seeking your views on what should be at the core of the new standards. Their executive summary says…
“The National Care Standards were created to help people understand what to expect from services, and services understand the standards they should deliver. There are currently 23 sets of standards covering a wide range of care services, including nurseries and childminders, care homes for older people, housing support services, hospice care and independent hospitals.”
There have been many changes since the standards were created in 2002 and this document seeks your views on how the standards should be updated and improved.
The document sets out a range of human rights-based proposals for developing new standards that improve the quality of care and protect vulnerable people.
“We believe that there are core elements of quality that should be common across public services. We ask if a shared set of standards for health and care should be developed so that people working in health and care services have a common understanding of what quality means and work to common core values.”
NEW (4th September)