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Up To Standard? What you can expect of healthcare staff in Scotland

DescriptionLeaflet publicising a website that provides information on the standards that can be expected of the NHS workforce.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 26, 2005

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    Up To Standard? What you can expect of healthcare staff in Scotland

    • Standards are set to protect the public and to make sure that everyone is offered the best in health care.
    • Do you know the standards a health care professional needs to meet?
    How Is The Public Protected?

    All healthcare practitioners need to meet certain standards. The 'Standards' page on the Working in Health website www.workinginhealth.com/standards links you directly to full information about the standards required to be a health care worker in Scotland and to do the job well.

    On this site, you can find information on standards for over thirty professions, from doctors to counsellors, from paramedics to alternative therapists. There is also information on what you can do if you feel standards are not met.

    Do You Want To Work In Health Care?

    The website will give you information on the different groups who work in health care. Follow the links and find out more.

    Are You Already Working In Health Care?

    Are you sure of the standards you need to meet to do the job well? You can update your knowledge of the standards for your job (and colleagues' jobs) by following the links in the website.

    You can also use the links to check what competencies are expected of you in your job or profession.

    The website also gives information on possible new roles in health care.

    Are You A Health Care Manager?

    You can use the website links to help you work out which range of competencies best meets the needs of your patients.

    You can use the links to update your awareness of standards for practice and conduct.

    Public safety and best practice in health care rely on your insistence on standards.

    Standards are set to protect the public and to make sure that everyone is offered the best in health care.

    This leaflet directs you to a website www.workinginhealth.com/standards all about standards for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

    If you would like to follow up the information but do not have computer access, your local library will help you.

    The website is presented in English. This leaflet is however available in other languages and formats. If you require this leaflet in a language other than English or in other formats please contact:

    audrey.cowie@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
    or
    karen.lockhart@scotland.gsi.gov.uk