New scrutiny bodies 2011: a conference for service users and their carers and equality organisations on how services will be inspected from April 2011 26 June 2009, The Trades Hall, Glasgow: event summary and conclusions

The Scottish Government is establishing two new improvement and scrutiny bodies for healthcare and for social care and social work. These changes, which are part of a wider simplification of the public sector, should lead to improvements and better checking of health, social care and social work services in Scotland. This conference was organised to make sure that the views of people who use services and of equality groups could be heard. The conference had two main purposes: to tell people about the changes; and to hear the views of the people affected.

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