Allied Health Professions Scotland Consensus Statement on Quality Service Values

A consensus statement by the thirteen Allied Health Professions in Scotland on the minimum quality service values the people of Scotland can expect from Allied Health Professionals and Allied Health Professions service providers.


Allied Health Professionals will provide accessible information, support and advice to enable all service users, their families and carers to engage in equal partnership in their care and support pathways.

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) will develop their use of telecare, telehealth and technology, as it becomes available, as integral approaches to increasing choice, access and improved outcomes for service provision. AHPs will continue to build access to secure, shared information systems and networks across sectors which support integrated care.

Rationale: Allied Health Professions are committed to developing strong networks across sectors which support service users with the information they need and recognise them as partners in their health, care and support decisions.

Service users can expect Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to provide them with accessible sources of information about their health, wellbeing, health care and support services, processes and decisions which will allow them to be involved as fully as possible in their care and support pathways.

Service users can expect AHPs to advance their use of technology, telecare and telehealth, as it becomes available to them, for the benefit of the service user towards increasing the choice, range and efficiency of services delivered.

Strategic Links:

  • Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill, (2013).
  • Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
  • Right Here, Right Now - Taking co-production into the mainstream, NESTA 2010.
  • The Equality Act 2012 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
  • Scottish Centre for Telehealth Strategic Framework (2010-2012).
  • Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011.
  • Quality Improvement Hub Person-Centred Health and Care Collaborative Programme.
  • Scottish Government Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, 2013.

2020 Vision Quality outcomes - Effective resource use, Healthier living.


Email: Julie Townsend

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