Responses to Consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings

Responses received to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings


The Scottish Government consulted on a proposal to create an offence which is similar to those that presently exist in relation to mental health patients and adults with incapacity. The proposed offence would cover the wilful neglect or ill-treatment of anyone receiving care or treatment in a range of care services. This consultation ran from 10 October 2014 to 2 January 2015. These are the responses to the consultation that we have permission to publish.

002 Miss Rachael Little

003 Anon

004 Nursing and Midwifery NHSGGC

005 The Royal College of Radiologists

006 Mr & Mrs Nicol

007 Dumfries & Galloway Council Social Work Services

008 Adult Comm. MH Services in NHS Ayrshire and Arran

009 People First (Scotland)

010 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

011 Roger Livermore

012 Dundee City Council

013 Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils

014 The Law Society of Scotland

015 NHS Dumfries and Galloway

016 NHS National Services Scotland

018 Edinburgh Health Forum

019 Child Protection NMAHP Scotland Group

020 Royal Blind

021 Health and Care Professions Council

022 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

023 HSE

024 West Lothian Council

025 Royal College of Nursing Scotland

026 The MDU

027 Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland

028 The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

029 Healthcare Improvement Scotland

030 Marie Curie Cancer Care

031 Care Inspectorate

033 Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

035 Self Directed Support Scotland

036 National Pharmacy Association

037 East Dunbartonshire Council

038 General Pharmaceutical Council

039 Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

040 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Psychology Committee

041 Victim Support Scotland

043 NSPCC Scotland

044 Angus Adult Protection Committee

045 MPS

047 Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee

048 Quarriers

049 Scottish Ambulance Service

050 BMA Scotland

051 MDDUS

053 BLM Solicitors

054 Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

055 South Ayrshire Council

056 NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Council

057 Anon

058 Alzheimer Scotland

059 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Pharmaceutical Committee

060 Consultants' Group of the Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland

061 General Dental Council

062 ENABLE Scotland

063 Scottish Borders Council

064 Highland Child Protection Committee

065 North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership

066 Graham Anderson House Hospital

067 Royal Pharmaceutical Society

068 Social Work Scotland

069 Simpson & Marwick

070 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

071 The Salvation Army Scotland Office

072 United Kingdom Homecare Association

073 East Renfrewshire Child and Adult Protection Committees

074 Real Life Options

075 Picker Institute Europe

076 NHS Shetland

077 Janice Allister

078 National Carer Organisations

079 SIHA

080 Inverclyde Community Health and Social Care Partnership

081 Argyll and Bute Council

082 Argyll and Bute Adult Protection Committee

083 Fife Council

084 NHS Fife

085 NHS Forth Valley

086 East & Midlothian Public Protection Committee

087 Midlothian Council

088 Scottish Social Services Council

089 Police Scotland National Adult Support and Protection Working Group

090 Parkinson's UK in Scotland

091 Children 1st

092 Aberdeenshire Council

093 NHS Scotland Directors of Pharmacy

094 Scottish Care

095 NHS Education for Scotland

096 The Health Foundation

097 UNISON

098 The State Hospital

099 GCC SWS and Cordia (Services) LLP

100 NHS Tayside

101 Social Work at Scottish Borders Council

102 City of Edinburgh Council

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