A Service to be Proud of…
There is so much to be proud of in our NHS.
Year on year, we're seeing improvements in the rapidity with which patients can be diagnosed and treated. Many of the NHS services that used to be available only in hospitals can now be accessed in community settings, close to where people live. And the skills of our NHS staff are being developed and extended in exciting ways, opening the door to new ways of delivering services to the public.
But we must not shy away from seeking further progress and improvement. We're convinced that the best way to get progress and improvement is by harnessing the energies of the people of Scotland, engaging with them as partners in, and co-owners of, the service.
We believe the Better Health, Better Care: Action Plan, built as it is on what the people of Scotland told us they wanted during the national consultation process, lays the foundation for a truly mutual health NHS in which everyone has rights, and everyone has responsibilities.
Having read through this summary of the Action Plan, we hope you'll agree that the actions we've set in place will truly lead to Better Health and Better Care for all the people of Scotland.