The ALLIANCE responds to Health Improvement Scotland's survey on the proposed National Healthcare Standards.

The ALLIANCE welcomed the opportunity to respond to Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s (HIS) scoping exercise on a new set of National Healthcare Standards.

The aim of the proposed National Healthcare Standards is to reduce duplication and support nationwide improvements in the quality of care. HIS state that a new set of standards would outline the core requirements for all healthcare services. 

However the National Healthcare Standards would not cover the following areas:

  • specific treatment or therapy options and clinical pathways 
  • standards for national screening programmes 
  • the development of HIS quality indicators or key performance indicators 
  • implementation, which is for local determination by local services or partnerships 

We have previously responded to consultations on the Health and Social Care Standards, the Mental Health Quality Standards and Sexual Health Standards.

You can read our response below.

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