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(INDIVIDUALS ONLY) Are you:

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Person who uses/used a health or care service
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1. Do you think that the new National Care Standards should be grounded in human rights?

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this question is not really clear enough - what do you mean, can you give an example?

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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what do you mean by this? You have a right to....... I udnerstand that, but how do you decide what people have a right to? Human rights are very high leve, not specific enough.

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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good idea

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

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I think there shoudl be an element of "pass/fail" but I also think aspirational standards are a good way to improve the quality of care

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

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For me the key issue is around the knowledge and experience of the inspectorate in ensuring the standards are applied appropriately. For example, there may be some standards that are not helpful for some services - so I would suggest you provide a system of exemptions rather than separate inclusions.

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

What are your views on how standards should be written?
I find the language of "rights" quite inflammatory - I would prefer the use of words such as essential or desirable.

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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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?
I'm not sure who is not regulated. Is the issue not around how they become regulated? Or regulated by whom?

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.
It should have a positive impact on them, particularly if focussing on the care experience of these groups

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.
No idea