Independent healthcare fees: consultation analysis report - SG response

Scottish Government response to our public consultation on proposals to increase the maximum fees that Healthcare Improvement Scotland may charge and published an analysis of the responses we received. After consideration of this analysis, we are amending our proposals.


From 16 October 2023 to 11 December 2023, the Scottish Government ran a public consultation on independent healthcare fees with proposals to revoke and replace the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Fees) Regulations 2016 in order to increase the maximum fees Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) can charge independent healthcare providers.

The consultation particularly sought views on whether regulation of independent healthcare services should continue to be funded through fees charged by HIS to private providers, and if respondents agreed with the proposed fees.

The Consultation also pursued views on alternative approaches and strategies HIS could adopt to address rising operating costs while maintaining their regulatory responsibilities.



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