The Scottish Government have now published the analysis of responses to their consultation on the new National Health and Care Standards.
Overall there was substantial cross – sector support (79%) for the new Standards as they were percieved to be human-rights focused, outcome-focused and person-centred. However, the analysis work did throw up some common concerns such as:
- The Standards may not apply to all settings and all circumstances.
- They appear to be aspirational in places, which may have advantages, but also posed the threat of undermining their usefulness and setting providers up for failure.
The language could be refined in places, with various words and phrases identified as vague and ambiguous
The full analysis and research findings can be viewed here: