Response 98835403

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(INDIVIDUALS ONLY) Are you:

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

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However in specific circumstances this can be difficult to maintain service users safety. With resources being limited & funding being cut, there is not always the qualified person to give guidance & support.

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

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Again a sufficient amount of resources & education should be made available to all

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

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I do, but there must be training made available for all, NHS, private sector ect

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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I feel the ethos is already there in the standards available, however will this make the standards more generic & staff trying to promote human rights will be told 'its up to you, how you carry this out', then be criticized for doing what you feel is best?

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

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Not sure about this question, eventually this would be beneficial but feel the basic resources are in place at present & this will take time

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

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I feel having specific areas would be extremely beneficial to everyone if they are specific enough. I feel areas in relation to AWI, finance, mental welfare commission ect

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

What are your views on how standards should be written?
I feel as long as the correct information is there then its irrelevant to how there are written. People are entitled to receive the best possible care & everyone involved should be trying there best to do so

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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As long as they are specified, people may interpret these differently & these can be open for criticism

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?
Yes, including people that are employed via SDS payment service

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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