New National Health and Social Care Standards consultation

The Scottish Government would like to hear your views on the draft National Health and Social Care Standards (the Standards).

ConsultSurvFrom spring 2018, the new Standards will set out what we can expect when we use health and social services in Scotland. This includes a diverse range of services from childminding and day care of children, housing support and care at home for adults, to hospitals, clinics and care homes.

The new Standards show what our rights to dignity, respect, compassion, being included, responsive care and support and wellbeing should actually look like across health and social care services.

The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland will use them as a framework for registration and inspection of registered care and health services and services that are not currently inspected or registered will be encouraged to apply the Standards to achieve high quality care.

SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said:

‘The National Health and Social Care Standards consultation happens in perfect time with the launch of the SSSC Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers on 1 November. Our refreshed Codes put the people you care for at the centre of everything you do and encourage you to take ownership of and have pride in your professionalism. The proposed National Health and Social Care Standards reinforce the importance of rights-based care and high quality services, and your role as a professional working in social services is crucial to delivering on the standards. This is so important for your day-to day practice in your role and your experience is really valuable to the people responsible for writing the new Standards, so I would urge you to look at and respond to the consultation. The Scottish Government will welcome your views.’

The closing date for responses is 22 January 2017.

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