In 2015, Shona Robison MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, launched a “national conversation” on the future of health and social care in Scotland.
Over the last few months, the ‘Creating a Healthier Scotland’ national conversation has involved a wide range of events and engagement opportunities across Scotland and online, to gather people’s views on the following questions:
• What support do we need in Scotland to live healthier lives?
• What areas of health and social care matter most to you?
• Thinking about the future of health and social care services, where should our focus be?
Following these activities, an interim report on the first stages of the national conversation will be published by the Scottish Government in early 2015. This will be followed in Spring 2015 by a long term (10-15 year) Scottish Government action plan on the future of health and social care.
To contribute to this process, the SNAP Health and Social Care Action group has produced a statement outlining a number of principles we believe should underpin the Scottish Government’s approach as part of its national conversation on a healthier Scotland and in how the Scottish Government’s plan for action is articulated.