The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are developing new Care Standards, which provide a framework to guide the practice of all care providers: hospitals, GP surgeries; care homes; nurseries; Social Work departments; support services and care providers to name but a few.
They are currently holding a consultation exercise, which will be open until Thursday 10th December. Consultation responses are welcomed from people who use services and receive care, family members and friends, in fact anyone with experience and an opinion about the standard of care they would expect to receive.
You can complete the online questionnaire here: http://www.newcarestandards.scot/
Alternatively, you can download a Word document of the questionnaire: http://www.newcarestandards.scot/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/NCS-Consultation-Word-Version.doc
There is also an Easy-Read version of the questionnaire available: http://www.newcarestandards.scot/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/National-Care-Standards-Easy-Read-Survey.docx
Consultation responses must be returned by Thursday 10th December.