People in Scotland have a right to take part in decisions about their health and wellbeing.
The Charter of Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities encourages people to take part in decisions about their health and wellbeing. The Health and Social Care Standards also require that people are fully included in meaningful ways.
Health and social care services have a legal responsibility to involve people in the design, delivery and evaluation of local services.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Community Engagement’s role is to support health and social care providers to gather and understand the diverse range of views, opinions and experiences so they can work together with you to deliver better quality care services in Scotland. We also gather views on behalf of the Scottish Government to help inform and shape policy. This is an ongoing process of involving people throughout, so that they can influence throughout.
Why You Should Get Involved
Information about the difference that community engagement can make in health and care, with examples of improvements and changes that have happenedFind out more
How You Can Get Involved
There are many ways you can be involved and use your skills and time to shape health and care services in Scotland.Find out more