Health and Social Care Standards Response

The Scottish Government have agreed to write a new set of Standards for National Health and Social Care. These set out what we can expect when we use health and social services in Scotland.This was decided after a public consultation in 2015. The previous set of Standards, which have been in place since 2003, were written on technical needs, rather than individual needs. The new set of Standards, which will be in place from Spring 2018, will be based on the following principles of human rights;

  • Dignity and respect
  • Compassion
  • Be included
  • Responsive care and support
  • Wellbeing

The new set of Standards need to reflect recent changes in policy and practice, as well as the changes made to inspections of health and care social services.

Your Responses

We reported our members feedback to the Scottish Government and the responses can be downloaded below.

SDEF Response: Health and Social Care Standards Response (Word Doc)

SDEF Response: Health and Social Care Standards Response (PDF)

SDEF Response: Health and Social Care Standards Response (Plain Text)