Friday, 2 September, 2022

The Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee issued a call for views on the Scottish Government's National Care Service (Scotland) Bill. The RCPE's response was based on the views of Fellows and members of the Lay Advisory Committee. The RCPE understands that the process for establishing a new National Care Service and that becoming operational will take some considerable time. We are clear that the Scottish Government must not wait for this but must continue to take an urgent and focused approach to key issues like recruitment and delayed discharge.