Mapping carer involvement in hospital discharge

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 17th August 2021

Staff views sought on the impact of the Carers Act on carer involvement in hospital discharge.

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 includes the duty that each health board must ensure that, before a cared-for person is discharged from hospital, it involves any carer of that person in the discharge.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland(this link will take you away from our website) are currently undertaking activity to explore the impact of the Carers Act on the involvement of carers in hospital discharge. A survey has been created to capture information about the different approaches being delivered across local health boards, the impact of these approaches, the factors that have enabled success and what is needed to support further improvement. Views are being sought from staff within the NHS, HSCPs and Carers Organisations.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to share your views by completing this short survey. The survey will close at 12pm on Monday 6th September.

A summary of results will be shared to promote learning across local areas and will also be used to inform future improvement activity. For more information on this activity please contact Gillian Fergusson, Senior Programme Manager by emailing

Link to Survey(this link will take you away from our website):

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