The Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Dr Denise Coia, has confirmed that the Care of Older People in Hospital Standards are scheduled to be published at the end of March 2015.
I submitted my considerations on the Draft Standards last November and I wrote to Dr Coia to seek an update on further progress made. Dr Coia’s reply was very helpful and I wanted to acknowledge this:
My interest in the Care Standards goes back many years.
Although Healthcare Improvement Scotland have not always considered me to be an “interested clinician” I have in fact been an NHS Consultant in NHS Scotland for 14 years:
I remain hopeful that Healthcare Improvement Scotland might give some written response to my considerations and questions regarding Delirium screening in Scotland which I wrote almost a year ago. It would have been preferable to have had the thoughts of those involved with delirium improvement methodology ahead of the published Care Standards.
Speaking personally, I would be reassured to learn that the Scottish Parliament may continue to have some oversight of Healthcare Improvement Scotland: