PARLIAMENTARY EVIDENCE RCN Scotland evidence to health and Sport Committee on proposed extension of HIS powers

02 March 2016
RCN Scotland’s written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee on the proposal to give Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) the power to direct health boards to close wards to new admissions.
In this evidence to the Health and Sport committee on the proposal to give Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) the power to direct health boards to close wards to new admissions, RCN Scotland sets out some of the issues arising from the proposal to increase HIS’s powers. These include the scope of any new power, the process that HIS will use to enact any new power to close a ward, and how failures in governance within the relevant authority with responsibility for the ward will be addressed.

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