The Right to Health

Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. This includes being able to access good quality health services. It also includes being able to access other rights that support your right to health, such as decent housing, healthy working conditions, and a clean environment.

A Human Rights Based Approach to Health

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

From 2013 to 2018, we played an active role in the Health and Social Care Action Group, convened through Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights

As part of this, we worked with NHS Health Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance to produce a series of case studies illustrating human rights in practice in health and social care.