Health and Wellbeing

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Recommendations

Why this is important

43. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of current ineffective health promotion and education to support people to live healthier the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

invest in research on why this is, to what extent people know about support available and what would help people to utilise local facilities, groups, services that exist. A range of support and services should be available to all that need or want them for example cooking skills, exercise classes, healthy lifestyle forums.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 2.02% Disagree 19.19% Agree 36.36% Strongly agree 42.42% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

44. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of NHS's over-dependency on Agency staff, the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

ensure that all NHS staff receive higher wages and enhanced employment packages to facilitate the retention of staff and strengthen recruitment.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 3.03% Disagree 7.07% Agree 32.32% Strongly agree 57.58% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

45. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to ensure that citizens can make informed decisions about the underfunding of health despite 50% of tax going towards it the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

make people more aware of how much the NHS costs them at an individual level and use examples to highlight these costs (such as invoices) to build a sense of value and respect for the service.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 2.02% Disagree 17.17% Agree 32.32% Strongly agree 48.48% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

46.The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of dominance of management/business consultants in the NHS the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

ensure that there is a higher proportion of medically trained staff and the inclusion of community members at management/board level.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 0.00% Disagree 11.11% Agree 43.43% Strongly agree 45.45% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

47. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of hospitals doing everything and being inaccessible for many the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

create social and minor health care hubs in the community in order to build proactive community resilience but also to reduce the strain on hospitals. These hubs could be available for, for example, Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Healthy eating, Physiotherapy, Mental Health groups.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 1.01% Disagree 6.06% Agree 48.48% Strongly agree 44.44% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

48. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of creeping privatisation of the NHS the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

be transparent about contracts or services that are being passed over to private companies.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 0.00% Disagree 2.02% Agree 27.27% Strongly agree 70.71% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

49. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of looking after every person in society the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

undertake a root and branch review of public services in order to prioritise good mental health care and holistic wellbeing for every individual through education, awareness, person-centred care and appropriate resourcing.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 1.01% Disagree 9.09% Agree 44.44% Strongly agree 45.45% Total votes 99

 

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