New health and social care standards ‘not sufficient’ to improve conditions, says Scottish Care CEO

02 July 2018 – Holyrood

Scottish Care’s Chief Executive Dr Donald Macaskill says that the National Health and Social Care Standards are not sufficient to improve conditions for health and social care service users.

Dr Macaskill lauded the introduction of human rights-based standards for health and social care as “profoundly significant”, but equally argued that the new standards will not make much difference to service users unless extensive changes are made to the way in which social care contracts are awarded.


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