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.

How To Tell Us What You Think

To respond to this survey, you can do the following:

  • Answer the questions in the document below (available in alternative formats)
  • Answer the questions in the online survey link below

You can email your feedback to or post to:

Maureen Bennison
SDEF Administrator
Scottish Disability Equality Forum
Office 2/4, The e-Centre, Cooperage Way
Alloa, FK10 3LP

Online Survey

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