Vision and values
Our vision is that everyone is able to live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting. It says that:
We will respond to the needs of the people we care for, adapt to new, improved ways of working, and work seamlessly with colleagues and partner organisations. We will continue to modernise the way we work and embrace technology. We will do this in a way that lives up to our core values. Together, we will create a great place to work and deliver a high quality healthcare service which is among the best in the world.
Our NHS Scotland values were created from the input of more than ten thousand people. The values that are shared across the NHS in Scotland are:
- care and compassion
- dignity and respect
- openness, honesty and responsibility
- quality and teamwork.
Our engagement has shown that our vision and values are still current. Continuing to embed these values in everything we do will help to make our vision a reality. We will continue to respond to what matters to people.