Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill

Closed 14 Dec 2022

Opened 26 Oct 2022

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The Scottish Government introduced the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2022.

The Bill seeks to establish a new Parliamentary Commissioner, the
Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland, independent of the NHS and
government. The Commissioner will:

  • promote and improve patient safety by amplifying the patient voice within the patient safety system;
  • develop a system-wide view of the healthcare system in Scotland and use it to identify wider safety issues; and
  • promote better coordination across the patient safety landscape in Scotland in responding to concerns about safety issues.

What does the Committee want to know?

The Committee is keen to hear views on the Bill and on the following questions:

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views closes on 14 December 2022.


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