Participation Standard 2012-2013

Following the development of the Participation Standard in 2010, and the first year of self assessment against the Standard in 2010-2011, it was agreed that there would be no formal assessment in 2011-2012. Instead, the focus for NHS Boards would be on delivering the improvements that were highlighted as a result of the first year's assessment. The 2012-2013 self-assessment reports review the progress made over the past two years.

National Overview 2011-2013

Participation Standard National Overview 2011-2013The Participation Standard National Overview report 2011-2013PDF document summarises the 22 self assessment reports which describe how each of the NHS Boards throughout Scotland performed against the Participation Standard in 2012-13, and reviews the progress made by Boards in the two years since the first assessment in 2010-2011. Overall, the majority of Boards have demonstrated improvement in three aspects of participation:

  • 17 Boards have improved systems and processes for how they engage with patients and the public;
  • 14 Boards have improved how they demonstrate that public views feed into governance and decision-making; and
  • 14 Boards have improved processes to ensure that participation is a core part of staff activity.

The analysis of each self assessment identifies potential areas of improvement for each Board, including those that have attained the highest Level 4. The Appendix showcases two case studies from each Board, which were chosen by patient and public representatives as examples of good practice.

Summary Reports 2012-2013

The summary reports below provide a brief description of Boards' self-assessed performance in relation to Patient Focus and Public Involvement, as well as their governance arrangements for involving people.

Territorial Boards

Special Boards

Enquiries about the full self-assessment reports should be made directly to the individual NHS Boards.