Patient Safety Commissioner: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to our consultation on creating a Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland, which ran from 5 March to 28 May 2021. The consultation sought the views of the public and other interested parties of what the role should be.

Chapter 2: Overview of responses

A total of 96 responses were received. Of these, 46 were from organisations and 50 were from individuals.

Responding organisations included NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, other NHS organisations, health professional bodies, independent and care bodies and patient interest/support groups.

A full list of the organisations that responded can be found at Annex A.

88 of the responses have been published, and these can be found at The remaining respondents did not want their responses to be published, however all responses have been included in this analysis, irrespective of whether or not they have been published.

The consultation paper included 16 questions, 5 of which were closed, offering specific response options, followed by a free text box for further comments. The remainder of the questions were open, for free text responses only. The full set of questions can be found at Annex B.



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