Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools

Closed 24 Apr 2017

Opened 20 Jan 2017

Feedback Updated 7 Jul 2017

We Asked

We asked you to give us your views about the draft guidance on supporting children and young people with healthcare needs in schools in Scotland.

You Said

81 responses were received, giving us detailed feedback on all sections of the guidance document.

We Did

We have now published those consultation responses and an analysis report covering the key points raised.  We will now consider the content of all responses received, and liaise further with key stakeholders, to ensure the finalised guidance meets the needs of those responsible for delivering healthcare services in schools.

Results Updated 7 Jul 2017

This document is a summary analysis report of those responses received to the Scottish Government's consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools.



Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


This consultation seeks views on the draft guidance on Healthcare in Schools in Scotland. The guidance will support health boards and schools in the delivery of healthcare support to pupils who need support as a result of a healthcare need. The guidance has been developed in partnership with a range of key stakeholders including representatives from education and health services, specific healthcare organisations, and parents and carers.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting prior to publication of final guidance. The guidance has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders representing a range of perspectives across health and education and parents and carers. Prior to publication of finalised guidance we would like the views of others to ensure that the guidance is fit for purpose in supporting those who deliver healthcare support in schools.

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What Happens Next

The consultation responses, and an analysis report of the key points raised, have been published.  We will now consider the content of all responses received as we move forward with finalising the guidance.


  • People of Scotland


  • Children and Families
  • Education
  • Health and Social Care