Consultation on a Patient Safety Commissioner Role for Scotland

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Closes 28 May 2021

Questions

1. Do you agree that the Patient Safety Commissioner role should first focus on medicines and medical devices, as set out in the Cumberlege Review?
2. If the role were to expand in the future, which specific aspects of patient safety do you feel the Patient Safety Commissioner should focus on?
3. Do you believe that the Patient Safety Commissioner should be independent of the Scottish Government?
4. Do you believe that the Patient Safety Commissioner should be independent of the NHS?
5. Who should the Patient Safety Commissioner be accountable to?
6. How much do you know about existing policies and organisations already in place (listed in table 1 on page 11 of the consultation document) to support patients’ voices to be heard within the healthcare system?
7. In your view, despite the existing ways patients can make their voices heard (listed in table 1 on page 11 of the consultation document), why do you think people still feel that this is not happening?
8. In your view, what should the main functions of the Patient Safety Commissioner be?
9. What skills and expertise do you think the Patient Safety Commissioner needs to carry out their role?
10. What support do you think the Patient Safety Commissioner would need?
11. Do you think that the Patient Safety Commissioner role should be established in law?
12. What are your views on how creating a Patient Safety Commissioner might affect the protected characteristics of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sex?
13. The Fairer Scotland Duty places a legal responsibility on certain public bodies in Scotland to actively consider how they can reduce inequalities caused mainly by people’s financial situation. What are your views on how having a Patient Safety Commissioner might affect this inequality?
14. If you live in an island community, what are your views on how having a Patient Safety Commissioner might affect access to safe, high quality public services where you live?
15. What are your views on how having a Patient Safety Commissioner might affect respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of children and young people as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
16. Do you have any further comments on the Patient Safety Commissioner role that you haven’t covered in your responses to the previous questions?

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