Free awareness raising sessions

National Health and Social Care Standards

The Pickaquoy Centre Trust,Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1LR

We are delighted to invite you to our National Health and Social Care Standards awareness sessions, which will be held on the 30th of January 2018 from 17:30 – 18:30 and 31st of January 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30 at Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall.

 The session aims to:

·         To ensure people who use services know to expect a high quality of care and a positive experience

·         To ensure people working in health and social care know what the standards are and how to work in a way that supports them

·         To ensure service providers practice in a way that promotes a positive experience of care and support

·         To answer any questions you may have of what the standards mean to you and your work


Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards were published by the Scottish Government in June 2017.

The new standards set out what care should look and feel like for people every time they use health and social care services; they aim to establish people’s care experiences, rather than compliance with technical inputs, as the key measure of quality.  The standards are not tied to any particular care setting, and will help to support partnership working and improvement in services across health and social care.  They complement the body of existing and emerging guidance on clinical interventions and specific services with a focus on what really matters – the experience of the person who uses services, and ensuring that the quality of that experience is as the standards describe.

If you would like to attend this event or have any, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

We encourage you to share this good news and event details with local networks, and welcome tweets during the session using #HSCStandards.

Find out more about the Health and Social Care Standards here.