National Health and Social Care Standards launched

On Friday 9 June, Scottish Government launched the new National Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life

The Standards seek to provide better outcomes for everyone, to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and that the basic
human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.

The objectives are to drive improvement, promote flexibility and encourage innovation in how people are cared for and supported. All services and support organisations, whether registered or not, should use the Standards as a guideline for how to achieve high quality care.

Iriss is looking forward to working with the Care Inspectorate over 2017/18 to support the implementation of the new standards.

We plan to work with two mixed groups from two local areas, each with a different focus (adults and children’s services). The project will use action learning sets to develop ideas for implementation, and test and refine responses to new care standards. The learning will be captured and shared with the sector to inspire, inform and prompt, implementation.