National Care Service Commissioner

National Care Service Commissioner

Scottish Ministers plan to develop a model for the role of National Care Service Commissioner through co-design with people with lived and lived experience of accessing health and social care services. If you agree with these proposals in the National Care Service Bill click the thumbs up button (👍) below. If you disagree with these proposals click the thumbs down button (👎) below. If you are unsure about the proposals and feel you need to know more about them click the question mark button (❓) below. If you have any additional comments about these proposals please provide them in the comment section below.


I agree the proposal but sole responsibility cannot reside with one commissioner. Yes, someone (an individual) has to be ultimately responsible but a team with local knowledge is important - assistant commissioners in each local authority area.

Agree in principle, but similar to other comment, there needs to be a level of responsibility delegated to local regions, empowered to take action, with more strategic decisions taken at a central level..otherwise, it will continue to be influenced by those who speak the loudest, not who’s needs are the greatest. Many carers with lived experience lose confidence because of caring role, and become invisible.

I don't see this Commissioner being 'responsible' for the NCS, but as being an external critic of it. The final role of this post needs to be laid out and discussed. Will the Commissioner be responsible for investigating individual/ group complaints?

One person, or a huge bureacratric department. Purpose? Powers if local commissioning will continue at care board level? What is the point of this position?

What powers do they have? How are they appointed? Presuming the Commissioner is a non political individual? How would they be hired? They cannot be biased. As long as they do not make assumptions.

My own opinion a national base service commissioner is a model I very much back and think an appropriate and a person of experience in the past a very good thing indeed.

More information? Commissioner denotes someone who is over a committee? So it wouldn't be a sole person making a decision?

Agree in principle but care has to be taken to avoid top heavy management does not become the norm as in the NHS

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