POLICY: National Care Standards review

17 September 2015
The RCN Scotland response to the Scottish Government’s National Care Standards Review Public Consultation
RCN Scotland repeatedly called for the National Care Standards to be reviewed and, in this response, we welcomed this review finally being launched. In it, we support the development of overarching quality standards, based on human rights, which set out consistent standards of care and drive improvement in quality across all health and social care settings.  However, we also noted that they must fully align with other existing standards, principles and policies to present an overarching framework for the quality of care and that there must be a focus on improvement, not just scrutiny and inspections.
If you have any comments or would like to find out more information then please contact the RCN Scotland Policy team by emailing them at policyscotland@rcn.org.uk or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH

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