Church of Scotland

Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Church and Society response to the Scottish Government consultation on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.

Published: March 2017

Mental Health in Scotland: A 10 Year Vision

Church and Society response to the Scottish Government’s plan for a new Mental Health Strategy to be published in late 2016. This will follow a four-year strategy that ran from 2012 to 2015. The new strategy will cover a 10 year period.

Published: September 2016

Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.)

Church and Society Council response to a call for evidence from the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee.

Published: October 2015

We need to talk about Palliative Care – a Call for Written Views

A response from the Church and Society Council to an inquiry into Palliative Care by the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Published: August 2015

Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill

This response to the consultation on the proposed “Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill”, presented to the Scottish Parliament by MSP Anne McTaggart is from the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.

Published: September 2014

Mitochondrial Donation

Response to a Department of Health consultation relating to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Published: May 2014

Medical Frontiers: Mitrochondia Replacement Techniques (HFEA)

Church of Scotland response to the consultation ‘Medical Frontiers’ from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on the subject of mitrochondria replacement techniques. 

Published: December 2012

Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill

Church of Scotland Social Care Council (CrossReach) response to a call for evidence at Stage 1 of the Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill.

Published: April 2012

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response from the Church and Society Council to the consultation on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP.

Published: April 2012

Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: Social Care Council (CrossReach)

Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland (CrossReach) response to the Scottish Government consultation on a Mental Health Strategy for Scotland.

Published: January 2012

Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: Church and Society Council

Church and Society Council response to the Scottish Government consultation on a Mental Health Strategy for Scotland.

Published: January 2012

Free Church of Scotland

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response submitted to the consultation on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP.

Published: April 2012

Methodist Church in Scotland

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response submitted to the consultation on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP.

Published: April 2012

Roman Catholic Church

Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill

Response from the Catholic Parliamentary office to the consultation on the proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill.

Published: November 2014

Salvation Army

Consultation on the new National Health and Social Care Standards (Scottish Govt)

Published: January 2017

Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services (Scottish Govt)

The Salvation Army agree that any organisation providing social care should be open and transparent in all its dealings with its service users. They support legislation that requires organisations to have systems and procedures to ensure openness and transparency and therefore agree with the proposed duty of candour in principle.

The Salvation Army provides services in a number of social care settings, including care homes and housing support services. They therefore respond from the standpoint of a social care provider rather than a health services provider.

Published: January 2015

Consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings

An official response from the Salvation Army to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect  or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings.

Published: January 2015 

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Salvation Army response to the call for evidence on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP.

Published: April 2012

Scottish Episcopal Church

Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill

The following response to the consultation on the proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, presented to the Scottish parliament by Anne McTaggart, MSP, is from John F Stuart, Secretary General on behalf of the Mission and Ministry Board of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Published: September 2014

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

This is a response to the Stage One call for evidence from the Health and Sport Committee, submitted by the Faith and Order Board of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  

Published: June 2014

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response submitted by the Faith and Order Board and Doctrine Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church to the consultation on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP.

Published: April 2012

Scottish Unitarian Association

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response from the Scottish Unitarian Association to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee call for evidence on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill.

Published: June 2014

United Free Church of Scotland

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response to the Stage 1 Call for Evidence.  

Published: May 2014

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Response submitted to the consultation on the proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Margo MacDonald MSP. 

Published: April 2012