The Scottish Government wants your views on its proposals to establish a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland.
The Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2020-21 commits it to establishing a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland. The decision to create this role came about as a result of the First Do No Harm: The Report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the Cumberlege Review), published in July 2020. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport accepted all of the recommendations in the review, including recommendation 2 relating to the establishment of a Patient Safety Commissioner.
The consultation process opened on Friday 5 March 2021 and closes on Friday 28 May 2021. It seeks views on a range of issues relating to the new Patient Safety Commissioner role, including:
- what that role should look like
- who the Patient Safety Commissioner should report to
- how the role should interact with existing legislation and policies, as well as with the various organisations involved in providing and improving health and care services in Scotland.
Responses to the consultation will be analysed and used, along with a range of other available information and evidence, to inform the development of proposals on the role of the Patient Safety Commissioner.