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1. Do you think that the new National Care Standards should be grounded in human rights?

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2a. Do you agree that overarching quality standards should be developed for all health and social care in Scotland?

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2b. Do you agree that the overarching quality standards should set out essential requirements based on human rights?

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2c. Do you agree that the current National Care Standards should be streamlined and a set of general standards developed that would sit below the overarching standards and apply to all services?

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2d. Do you think general standards should set out essential requirements and aspirational elements?

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2e. Do you agree that a suite of specific standards are developed for particular aspects of care, circumstances or need?

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3a. What are your views on how standards should be written?

What are your views on how standards should be written?
an overarching set of standards and principles based on human rights and general expectations of all services with a specific set of other standards dependent on the service to be provided

3b. What are your views on the example of how the rights and entitlements of people using services and the responsibilities of service providers could be set out?

What are your views on the example of how the rights and entitlements of people using services and the responsibilities of service providers could be set out?
these should be in the oversrching standards to cover all services

4a. Do you think the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland should hold services they regulate to account for meeting the proposed overarching standards, the general standards and the suite of specific standards?

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the standards are already used in inspection of care services

4b. How should we ensure that services not regulated by the Care Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland comply with the new standards?

How should we ensure that services not regulated by the Care Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland comply with the new standards?
use of legislation and best practice guidnace - maybe at the point of commissioning these services and it could be included in the contract that they will comply in order for the commissioning of the service to be agreed

4c. We suggest that the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, consulting with others, should develop the suite of specific standards. Do you agree with this?

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5a. Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel any of the proposals set out in this consultation paper may have on particular groups of people, with reference to the ‘protected characteristics’ listed above.

Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel any of the proposals set out in this consultation paper may have on particular groups of people, with reference to the ‘protected characteristics’ listed above.
an overarching set of standards would promote the protected characteristics as listed - and should be the expectation that all service comply with these - then the standards for each service should be reviewed to be more service specific