Share your views and experiences

Share your views and experiences

Meaningful engagement matters. Learning from the views and experiences of people who use health and care services in Scotland, their families and carers and members of the public makes services better for everyone.

From time to time we invite members of the public to provide feedback on, or share their views and experiences of, health and care services. This could be for a piece of Gathering Views work we are doing. Or we may be supporting other NHS colleagues, the Scottish Government or another partner organisation. You could be asked to take part in a discussion group, come along to an event or complete a survey. Taking part is voluntary and, where appropriate, reasonable expenses can be covered.

What information we collect and why

We collect basic personal data from you – including your name, contact details and areas of interest – in order to let you know about our work and ways that you can get involved. This allows us to perform our public task of supporting public involvement in health and care services.

We ask that you provide at least one method of contact so that we can get in touch with you. We only collect the minimum information that we need.

What we do with your information

We will not share your information with external individuals or organisations unless required to do so by law. We keep your personal data secure and just as long as needed. We take every reasonable precaution to ensure your information is protected from loss, theft or misuse. This includes appropriate physical security of our offices, controlled access to computer systems, and mandatory training in data protection and information security for all staff.

You can change your mind and choose to stop receiving emails from us at any time.

Last Updated: 7 December 2023