Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council: Strengthening people’s voices in health and social care

A consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council is now underway and is being led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This follows a reflective exercisePDF document undertaken by the Chair of the Scottish Health Council, Pam Whittle CBE, earlier this year.

It is well-recognised that services can only improve when they are informed and shaped by people who use those services, their families and carers, and local communities. The Scottish Health Council is a key part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and plays a leading role in ensuring that NHSScotland listens to the views of people and communities, and that it acts on those views.

We encourage anyone with an interest in the Scottish Health Council, and in ensuring the voice of people and communities remain at the heart of health and social care, to take part in the consultation.

For more information about the consultation, and how to get involved, visit  the Link opens in new windowHealthcare Improvement Scotland website.

The closing date for responses to the consultation is Friday 20 October 2017.

If you have any queries relating to the consultation, please email Emailhcis.consult@nhs.net – paper copies of the consultation document and the questionnaire can also be requested via this email address.