National Care Service: questions and answers - engagement sessions

In summer 2022, we ran four National Care Service (NCS) Bill engagement sessions. A number of questions were asked during these sessions, so we have produced questions and answers (Q and A) for these.


The National Care Service (Scotland) Bill was introduced into Parliament on 20 June 2022.

The Scottish Government held a number of engagement events throughout July and August to aide peoples understanding of the Bill. As the Bill is a document that proposes to change the law, it would lose its legal meaning if it was translated into easy read. During these engagement sessions, people were given the opportunity to ask questions. In total, we received over 300 questions from members of the public and stakeholders.

We received many questions of a similar nature, so instead of answering each question individually we have grouped the questions together where possible in order to produce an accessible Q&A.

Additional information about the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill can be found in the policy memorandum and financial memorandum: Introduced | Scottish Parliament Website

The answers to these questions are correct as of 30 November 2022.



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