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Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People - have your say
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on older people, who were amongst the worst affected by the virus in society. In fact, 73.3% or almost three-quarters of those currently on the COVID-19 highest-risk list are 55 years of age or over.
It is clear that many older people’s health and social care services need to adapt now to ensure that health and social care services can adapt to the increasing ageing population and the complex health care needs that older people can have.
It's the ambition of The Scottish Government to rebuild and remobilise the NHS in Scotland and it seeks to develop a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People to ensure that older people are placed at the centre of that recovery and focus on a preventative, joined-up approach to healthy ageing in older people.
This follows on from the Statement of Intent that the Government published in March 2021 which set out the plan to develop this strategy which will see a new integrated health and social care strategy for older people.
The Government is now running a consultation to capture the views of older people and the people and organisations which support them to inform the development of this strategy.
The consultation is now live and will close for views on 19 June 2022.