The Commission is working with others to put human rights at the heart of health and social care services in Scotland.

We want all care services – across the public, private and third sector – to respect all rights, including the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. We want to see that approach taken in hospitals, healthcare settings and in the community.

We have worked with others to develop practical resources for those working in health and social care.

The Commission is working with public bodies including NHS Health Scotland, the Mental Welfare Commission and Healthcare Improvement Scotland to promote human rights in the way healthcare strategy and policy is developed, designed and delivered.

We  play an active role in the Health and Social Care Action Group, convened through Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights.

The Commission also acts as a reference point for the development of revised National Care Standards and will sit on the Project Board for this work to help put human rights at the heart of the new standards.



Care About Rights

Mental Health

Social Care

Human rights is about talking; it's about having a voice; it's about challenging discrimination; challenging attitudes.

Graham Morgan, HUG Action for Mental Health