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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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Very specific rules need to be set out, there needs to be a process of negotiation with providers to ensure that they and the inspecting bodies are aware of what specific goals and outcomes need to be achieved. At present there is to much stick and not enough carrot to provision.

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

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yes each provider should be able to see exactly what is required of them within a specific framework this will help to improve standards.

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

What are your views on how standards should be written?
I think either would be fine

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?
they should be laid out clearly, so both parties are aware of what is required. their should no room for negotiation or discussion on the standards

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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it is important that they are held to account. however, it must be clearly stated in the standards what is expected from providers for each standard and inspectors need to show more consistency. so they are all following the same inspection pattern.

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?
that is very difficult to do. but if they are not regulated and others are then what is the point of regulating anything.

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.
care standards need to be clear and in plain language for supported people. the same for providers but with more detail for what is required

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.
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