Supporting Communities

Supporting Communities

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 happened

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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.

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Voices Scotland training

Voices Scotland is a free and flexible workshop which supports people, groups and communities to have their voice heard in the shaping of health and social care services.

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