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20 January 2017

Maternity and Neonatal Services Review

The Scottish Health Council was asked by the Scottish Government to gather public views and experiences of maternity and neonatal services. This is the report of what we found out.

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16 January 2017

Service Change Updates

The latest Scottish Health Council responses to service change proposals.

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30 November 2016

Latest Service Change Report

A report on NHS Lanarkshire's consultation on proposals for the development of a new healthcare strategy, Achieving Excellence (2016)

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27 October 2016

Our Voice Citizens' Panel

Press release about the Our Voice Citizens' Panel and survey launch.

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19 October 2016

New Vacancy

New Programme Manager vacancy

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24 May 2016

Orkney office move

Our local office in Orkney has moved. Please note the new address and update your records accordingly.

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18 April 2016

PPGs in Scotland

Updated: map of PPGs in Scotland

We have updated our map of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) which operate in GP surgeries across Scotland to give a voice to patients and the local public.

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1 March 2016

Volunteering development in integration authority

Developing volunteering in integration authorities

This report contains the findings of work undertaken by Research Scotland into the aspirations and development needs of Scotland's health and social care integration authorities on the subject of volunteering.

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18 December 2015

e-Connect 18 published

We have published issue 18 of e-Connect, our electronic current awareness bulletin about participation. Subscribe to receive updates direct to your inbox.

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17 December 2015

Public Involvement in ADTCs report

Public involvement in ADTCs

We have published a report which reviews how members of the public are involved in NHS Boards' Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees (ADTCs) across Scotland. Examples of good practice are described and challenges to effective partnership working are noted.

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30 November 2015

Public views on primary care out-of-hour services

Public views on primary care out-of-hours services

We were asked by the Scottish Government to gather public views on primary care out-of-hours services in order to inform a National Review. This report summarises what we heard.

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30 November 2015

Participation Standard overview report

Participation Standard reports 2014-15

The 2014-15 Participation Standard reports on how NHS Boards in Scotland have used feedback and complaints to drive improvements in services. Read our National Overview report and the 22 NHS Boards' individual summary reports.

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