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Independent review for Scotland’s social care service

The Scottish Government

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-2021 on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

The Programme for Government, published every September, sets out the actions the Scottish Government will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year to drive forward change across all levels of society.

Key commitments outlined include plans to investigate the establishment of a National Care Service, following a “comprehensive, independent review of adult social care”.

While a new name may herald a fresh approach and high level of commitment to reform, our membership has taken the news of another review with mixed reactions, which have been expressed in a range of questions submitted to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care. They ask how this review links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a human rights approach.

We look forward to sharing Mr Feeley’s approach and responses to our membership’s questions. You can watch Mr Feeley’s Q&A with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland as part of their conference at 2pm on Friday 11 September.

You can read the ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland – Programme for Government 2020-21’ in full here.