GP appointments online – survey on Near Me


The volume of GP appointments carried out online has increased significantly during lockdown.  A survey has been created... Read More

Freedom of Information


The Scottish Government has recently held a consultation on whether the Freedom of Information should be extended in... Read More

Social Security (Scotland) Bill – share your views with the Social Security Committee


The Social Security (Scotland) Bill was published on 20th June and sets out a framework for the new... Read More

Disclosure Scotland – The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007: Section 35 (2) and (3)


The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed changes to legislation preventing employers from employing barred individuals to... Read More

Consultation on new duties for social care workers and organisations


The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament has begun stage 1 scrutiny of The HEALTH (TOBACCO,... Read More

Consultation on changing disclosure requirements


The Scottish Government has produced a consultation paper on changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The... Read More

Charging for non-residential care services and a draft financial assessment template


Cosla recently set out a draft template for local authorities to use when assessing a person’s finances for... Read More

Consultation on the future use of resources devolved following the UK Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund – August 2013


On 18 December 2012, the UK Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey MP, announced the decision to close... Read More

Scottish Government response to submissions


The Scottish Government has responded to submissions to its proposals for the integration of adult health and social care. The... Read More

Procurement Reform Bill


The Scottish Government consulted on the Procurement Reform Bill between August and November 2012.  In its response to the... Read More