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Share your views: Health Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is developing standards for the care of older people living with frailty and would welcome feedback on the draft standards.

A number of methods of consultation are being used, including an online survey, and you can read more about the standards and how to get involved by visiting the organisation’s website.

The consultation closes on Tuesday 18 June.


The new ageing and frailty standards will be complemented by the national healthcare standards. These are currently under development. The national healthcare standards will cover key cross-cutting issues in Scotland’s healthcare system, such as:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Complaints
  • Adverse events

Take part in our consultation

The consultation team welcome feedback on the draft standards and will review every comment received. They are using different methods of consultation, including:

  • Online and face-to face engagement
  • Meeting and event attendance to raise awareness and hear feedback
  • An online survey

To take part in engagement sessions, email:

Consultation feedback

A summary of the responses to the consultation will be made available on request. You can request them from the project team at:

The final standards will be published in November 2024.

Healthcare improvement Scotland consultation share your views - pic has older person with walking frame with carer and thought speech bubbles

What Healthcare Improvement Scotland are consulting on:

There are 11 standards within the draft which cover:

  • service design
  • identification and assessment
  • person-led care coordination and future care planning
  • support for staff and care partners
  • keeping active
  • nutrition and hydration
  • medicines management
  • living and dying well
  • care in hospital
  • delirium, dementia and cognition
  • mental health

Further information on the background to the standards development and the methodology can be found within the draft standards consultation document.

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