supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council
The consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council (SHC) is now underway and is being led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This follows a reflective exercise undertaken by the Chair of the Scottish Health Council, Pam Whittle CBE, earlier this year.
It is well-recognised that services can only improve when they are informed and shaped by people who use those services, their families and carers, and local communities. Whilst there has been progress made in engaging people, the SHC believe there is more that can be done to improve people’s experience of engagement, whether at individual, community or national level , and to demonstrate more clearly the difference that their engagement has made.
The SHC is a key part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and plays a leading role in ensuring that NHSScotland listens to the views of people and communities, and that it acts on those views.
They want to hear your views on the future direction of the SHC to help it continue to evolve and play a valuable role in ensuring the voice of people and communities remain at the heart of health and social care.