The Scottish Government wishes the 2002 National Care Standards to be updated and improved to meet current expectations and models of service. Central to its proposals are that people working in health and care services should have a common understanding of what quality means and they should work to common core values, through the introduction of quality standards for health and care services.
The Scottish Government published a consultation paper inviting views on proposals to update the care standards on 25 June 2014. Views were invited by 17 September 2014 and 475 responses to the consultation were received. The responses will inform further discussions with stakeholders and the introduction of new standards.
This report presents the analysis of views contained in the responses to the consultation.