Informing Policy

Informing Policy

Our unique perspective with 14 local offices, one in each health board area, allows us to gather a national perspective on health and social care issues.

We collect and analyse evidence and public views that can be used to inform national, as well as local, policy. We do this through our Citizens’ Panel, Citizens' Jury, Gathering Views exercises and research.

We are committed to ensure that the opinions and experiences of people and communities shape the health and social care services that we all use.

Citizens' Jury

The Our Voice Citizens' Jury considered how shared decision-making could be supported in Scottish health and care.

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Citizens' Panel

The Our Voice Citizens' Panel is a representative group of Scottish citizens which gives public feedback on a range of health and social care topics.

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Gathering Views

We are often asked by other organisations to gather the views of patients, service users, carers, community groups and members of the public on a variety of topics.

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Research

We commission and carry out research into issues of engaging with patients, carers and local communities, including NHS complaints and involving seldom heard groups.

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Responses to Consultations

We respond to consultations and calls for evidence which have been issued by national bodies

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Last Updated: 29 June 2020