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National Care Service Latest – Read the National Forum Report

Post Date: 17 January 2024

A report has been published on the National Care Service (NCS) National Forum 2023, which took place at the Glasgow Science Centre on 30 October 2023.

The report is now available to read online.

The report provides a brief overview of the NCS, the purpose of the National Forum, and summarises the programme for the day.

This second annual forum provided an opportunity for people to come together and talk about the future of community health and social care in Scotland. It also updated people on the progress of the NCS.

There are videos on YouTube of speeches made on the day by:

You can also access a transcript of the speeches.

The report outlines the next steps for co-design of the National Care Service, which is being shaped by people who have experience of accessing and delivering social care support.

It has been prepared in plain English and is also available in easy read, with a summary version available in BSL and audio.

A report on three regional events that took place in the autumn in Edinburgh, Hawick and Aberdeen has also been published and is available at


On 20 June 2022, the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is aiming to deliver a National Care Service to improve health and social care services in Scotland.

Both the regional and national forums provided a chance for members of the public to share their thoughts on the creation of the National Care Service.

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