The Scottish Government introduced the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2022.
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee has today launched its Call for Views on the Bill. You can access more information about the Bill and links to the Call for Views here:
Given the safety issues the bleeding disorders community experienced as a result of the infected blood scandal we are keen to hear from what our members think to assist in our input to the Health Committee.
What does the Committee want to know?
The Committee is keen to hear views on the Bill and on the following questions:
- What are your views on the establishment of a Patient Safety Commissioner to “scrutinise safety issues, deliver systematic improvements and amplify the patient voice in the provision of health care“?
- What are your views on the proposed role and responsibilities of the Patient Safety Commissioner?
- What are your views on the proposed powers of the Patient Safety Commissioner?
- What are your views on the appointment process for the Commissioner and the funding being provided to enable them to carry out their role?
- Would you like to see any changes to the Bill? If so, what?
Please ensure you submit any response to the consultation to the Citizen Space website by midnight on 14 December 2022.
You can access the full Bill and accompanying documents here: Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill.
If you have any questions or queries about the Call for Views please contact the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee clerking team by emailing: HSCS.firstname.lastname@example.org