The Health and Social Care Standards are relevant across all health and social care. Everyone is entitled to high-quality care and support tailored towards their particular needs and choices. That is why the Standards are focused on the experience of people using services and supporting their outcomes.

The Standards apply to the NHS, as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. We use the Health and Social Care Standards to help us make sure services are respecting and meeting people’s rights, needs and choices.

Is your service meeting the Standards? Find out more about the Standards and download your copy here.