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 have access to support from profession specific professional and clinical leadership and supervision on a regular basis to support professional development planning and clinical practice and will be provided with opportunities for continuing professional development which meets HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registrant and professional body requirements.

Services will promote a culture of accountable, compassionate leadership and quality improvement for all levels of service delivery.

Rationale: Staff who feel supported and engaged will go on to provide high quality care to service users and to be creative in how services are developed and care is delivered. The Allied Health Professions are committed to developing their capacity and capability in leadership and quality improvement methodologies.

Service users can expect Allied Health Professionals to engage in continuing professional development to maintain the high level of competency and skill appropriate to the services they provide.

Service users can expect care to be based on strong principles of accountable, compassionate leadership and quality improvement.

Strategic links:

  • Scottish Government Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, 2013.
  • Leadership agenda, NES Education Strategy.
  • Scottish Government Professionalism paper, 2012.
  • Scottish Government, NHS Scotland Staff Governance Standard 4th Edition, June 2012.
  • Scottish Government 2011-13 Staff Experience in NHS Scotland Literature Review.
  • Scottish Government 2011-13 Staff Experience in NHS Scotland Long Term Recommendations.
  • The National Delivery Plan for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland, 2012-2015.

2020 Vision Quality outcome - Engaged workforce.


Email: Julie Townsend

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