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National Care Service

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care

  • In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care report was published.
  • The report (also referred to as the Feeley Review set out a bold and ambitious vision for adult social care in Scotland.
  • One of the most far-reaching and ambitious recommendations made by the review was the development of a National Care Service (NCS).

National Care Service Consultation

National Care Service Bill

  • The Scottish Government introduced the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill to Parliament on 20 June 2022.
  • The Bill establishes the National Care Service and allows Scottish Ministers to transfer social care responsibility from local authorities to a new, national service. This could include adult and children’s services, as well as areas such as justice social work. Scottish Ministers will also be able to transfer some healthcare functions from the NHS to the National Care Service.
  • The Scottish Government have committed to establishing a functioning National Care Service by the end of this parliamentary term in 2026.
  • You can find out more about the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill here.