Gathering views

Gathering views

We have, on behalf of the Scottish Government and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, gathered the views of people using health and care services, members of the public, carers and community groups on a variety of health-related topics.

Our reports summarise how we went about this, what we found, and how people's views had an influence.

Through our network of engagement offices we are able to collate comments and experiences from across Scotland in order to give a national perspective. Our staff use a range of methods - including focus groups, interviews, questionnaires and events - to gather people's views. We regularly work with local third sector organisations and community groups to reach people, especially those who are often excluded from consultations.

If you would like to be part of a local gathering views exercise, please contact your nearest engagement office.

Engagement in maternity services

The Scottish Government asked us to gather information about the existence, role and support for Maternity Services Liaison Committees across NHS Scotland.

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People living with ME

The Scottish Government asked us to find out how people living with ME experience health and social care, and what support they would like to see in place.

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Shared decision-making and the use of 'question prompts'

The Scottish Government asked us to hold discussion groups and interviews with members of the public to find out if 'question prompts' would help people become more involved in medical consultations.

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General Standards for Neurological Care and Support

Healthcare Improvement Scotland asked us to gather the lived experiences of people with a neurological condition to help inform new standards for neurological care and support.

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Community Audiology Services

The Scottish Government asked us to gather views from service users and people with lived experience of hearing loss in Scotland who currently use NHS audiology services.

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Realistic Medicine

The Chief Medical Officer asked us to gather views from patients and members of the public on what Realistic Medicine means to them.

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Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

The Scottish Government asked us to gather views on a proposed 'opt out' system for organ donation in Scotland.

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Future of Oral Health in Scotland

The Scottish Government asked us to help with a consultation exercise on the future of Oral Health services.

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Maternity and neonatal services

The Scottish Government asked us to develop and deliver a programme of public engagement across all NHS board areas.

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Register of interests for Scotland

The Scottish Government asked us to obtain views from the public on the potential introduction of a Register of Interests for Scotland.

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Primary care out-of-hours services

The Scottish Government asked us to gather views from across Scotland about primary care out-of-hours services.

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Transplant services

NHS National Services Scotland asked us to gather views from patients who had received a transplant

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Cosmetic interventions

The Scottish Government asked us to gather views from the public on what type of cosmetic interventions should be provided by the NHS in Scotland.

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Scottish Ambulance Service Strategy Refresh

The Scottish Ambulance Service asked us to gather views from the public on new protocols which would allow ambulance staff to assess, treat or refer patients.

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New arrangements for death certification

Healthcare Improvement Scotland asked us to gather views on the new arrangements for death certification in Scotland from members of the public and faith groups.

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Provision of medicines for the NHS in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium asked us to engage with members of the public about its work and public attitudes to the provision of medicines in the NHS in Scotland

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Community pharmacy services

The Scottish Government asked us to gather patients' views on community pharmacy services

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