Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council: Strengthening people’s voices in health and social care

Closing Date: Friday 6 October 2017 About this Consultation The Scottish Health Council is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It was set up in 2005. The Scottish Health Council works to: Make sure the NHS in Scotland listens to the public and takes account of your views. Involves people and communities in planning health services Helps the NHS in Scotland to improve how it involves the public The Scottish Government and other organisations have worked with the Scottish Health Council to set up Our Voice. Our Voice is about involving lots of different people and communities in Scotland in helping
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Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Postal Services

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about accessible postal services. Question: Have you experienced any difficulties accessing postal services, for example travelling to depots to collect mail delivered when you were out, or arranging redelivery of items? Yes/No Your Feedback: 59% (23 respondents) answered yes as they had  experienced difficulties accessing postal services. 41% (16 respondents) answered no. Your Comments: “Four Post Offices nearest to where I live are all inaccessible to me – this means travelling great distances or having to pay a carer to go to my local Post Office to complete my transactions there.
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Weekly Poll Results – Clinical Governance

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Clinical Governance Question: Are patient and service user views taken into account in the planning and delivery of services? YES/NO Your Feedback: 75% (21 respondents) answered no as they felt patient and service user views are not taken into account in the planning and delivery of services. 25% (7 respondents) answered yes. Your Comments: “Having been a senior clinician and manager in the NHS for many years I can safely say NO! A manager is a manager, a clinician is a clinician – the two are in direct conflict.” “I think
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Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Buildings

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Accessible Buildings. Question: Do you think more should be done to improve the accessibility of public buildings in Scotland? YES/NO Your Feedback: 98% (59 respondents) answered YES that more should be done to improve the accessibility of public buildings in Scotland?. 2% (1 respondent) answered No. Your Comments: “It’s about time the government brought in new legislation for access to many buildings that restricts people in wheelchairs enjoying the same services as the able bodied.” “More consideration of those with physical disabilities that can walk but who struggle to do
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Weekly Poll Results – Personal Care

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Personal Care . Question: Do you think personal and nursing care should be free for disabled people under the age of 65? YES/NO Your Feedback: 95% (36 respondents) answered YES that personal care should be free. 5% (2 respondents) answered No. Your Comments: “It is everyones right to live a life with dignity, respect with choice and independence (Equality Act 2010) therefore it is only right and proper that all disabled people receive free personal and nursing care free at the point of delivery and that the care given meets
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