Independent Review of Adult Social Care


On 1 September 2020 the First Minister announced that there would be an Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland as part of the Programme for Government. The Review will be chaired by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland. Mr Feeley will be supported by an Advisory Panel comprising Scottish and international experts.  The independent review will commence immediately and will report by January 2021.

The principal aim of the review is to recommend improvements to adult social care in Scotland, primarily in terms of the outcomes achieved by and with people who use services, their carers and families, and the experience of people who work in adult social care. The review will take a human-rights based approach.


  • Malcolm Chisholm, Former Scottish Minister for Health and Community Care 2001 – 2004
  • Anna Dixon: Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Caroline Gardner: Auditor General 2012–20
  • Stuart Currie: East Lothian Councillor
  • Göran Henriks: Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, Jönköping County, Sweden
  • Ian Welsh: Chief Executive, the Alliance
  • Jim Elder-Woodward: Chair of the Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC)