Thanks for your interest in the implementation of Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards, which were published by the Scottish Government in June 2017. The new Health and Social Care Standards will be used from April 2018.
The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.
The new standards are relevant across all health and social care provision. They are no longer just focused on regulated care settings but for use in health and social care, as well as in early learning and childcare, children’s services, social work and community justice.