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

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Seems sensible. As long as communication is clear about why this approach has been adopted.

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

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Absolutely. People have needs which are often inextricably linked & cannot easily be split into health & others. We need to adopt a person centred approach to ensure that we meet individual need without gaps or overlaps in provision of care.

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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We need simple, easily understood standards accessible to all to avoid confusion & generate a clarity of purpose for all organisations.

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

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Not sure, of course standards must be fit for current purpose & it's always a good idea to be aspirational. However if the purpose of the standards is to promote a clear & consistent message then could the inclusion of aspirational statements introduce a "could do" rather than "must do" perception?

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?
They should always be written from the perspective of service users/individuals.

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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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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Must include the views of service users across Scotland.

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.
I can't comment as yet - could do at draft stage.

5b. Please tell us about any potential costs or savings that may occur as a result of the proposals set out in this consultation paper and any increase or reduction in the burden of regulation for any sector. Please be as specific as possible.

Please tell us about any potential costs or savings that may occur as a result of the proposals set out in this consultation paper and any increase or reduction in the burden of regulation for any sector. Please be as specific as possible.
As above