On Wednesday I contributed to the debate on the establishment of a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland on behalf of the Finance and Public Administration Committee.
In Scotland’s patient safety commissioner, patients and their families will, for the first time, have a powerful independent figure to amplify their voice and ensure that it is heard throughout the healthcare system in Scotland.
However, the growing number of commissioners is of concern to the Finance and Public Administration Committee in the context of our work on the sustainability of Scotland’s finances now and in the years to come, as well as the Government’s public service reform programme.
It also raises important questions about how, collectively, the roles and governance of commissioners function alongside the roles and accountability of public bodies and the Government.
Please see my contribution by clicking on the graphic.