Citizens' Panel

Citizens' Panel

Second Panel Report

The second Citizens' Panel survey asked for members' views on loneliness in Scotland and shared decision-making with health and social care professionals. The survey was carried out between 14 March and 8 May 2017 and covered the following issues:

  • how loneliness affects people in Scotland
  • our relationships with health and social care professionals
  • shared decision-making, and
  • how well services are working locally.
Survey on relationships with health and social care professionals, shared decision making, how loneliness affects people in Scotland, and how well services are working locally
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File type: pdf
File size: 3 MB
Publication date: August 2017

Impact

Findings from the survey are being used by the Chief Medical Office to inform its ongoing service improvement and policy development on Realistic Medicine, including the Scottish Government’s health literacy action plan 2017-2025. Feedback from Panel members was included in the Chief Medical Officer’s 2016-17 annual report, Practicing Realistic Medicine.

The results have also been useful to a range of voluntary organisations, contributing a valuable public perspective to the debates around loneliness and isolation. Results are included in the Scottish Government’s national strategy, A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger communities.

Last Updated: 24 March 2020