Being Human: A human rights based approach to health and social care

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As public services in Scotland struggle to reform to meet increasing demand with smaller financial resource, human rights offer a fair and consistent basis to guide policy development, service redesign and resource allocation. This requires human rights principles to be embedded clearly within law and policy and within operational processes and decision-making, including local strategic commissioning.

To support this the ALLIANCE has published a revised and updated Being Human Think Piece, which seeks to contribute to the continuing conversation on human rights in Scotland, and particularly how they apply to health and social care and people who are disabled and living with long term conditions.

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