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1. Executive summary
2. Introduction and background to consultation
2.1 The consultation process
3.1 Section One - Specific questions for the consultation on the draft Code of Conduct and Practice for employees
3.2 Q1. Is the draft code easy to understand for the target audience ( HCSWs)?
3.3 Q2. Is the draft code expressed appropriately for the intended audience?
3.4 Q3. Is the draft code sufficiently comprehensive to reflect a healthcare support worker's responsibilities to service users, particularly in relation to public protection standards?
3.5 Q4. Do you agree with the definition of 'good character' as set out on page 13 of the consultation document?
3.6 Section Two - Specific questions for the consultation on the draft Code of Practice for employers
3.7 Q1. Is the draft code easy to understand for the target audience (employers in NHS Scotland)?
3.8 Q2. Is the draft code sufficiently comprehensive to reflect an employer's responsibilities to both service users and healthcare support workers in relation to public protection standards?
3.9 Q3. Is the draft code sufficiently compatible with existing employer responsibilities through staff and clinical governance arrangements to keep additional responsibilities to a minimum?
3.10 Section Three - Specific questions for the consultation on the draft induction standards
3.11 Q1. Are the standards comprehensive?
3.12 Q2. Are the standards easy to understand for the employer?
3.13 Q3. Are the standards easy to understand for the employee?
3.14 Q4. Do the performance criteria identified provide sufficient evidence for the achievement of the standards?
3.15 Q5. a) Do you think that it is feasible for the standards (as currently defined) to be achieved by HCSWs within three months?
3.16 Q5. b) If the answer to this is 'no', indicate how long you think it will take for HCSWs to achieve the standards as currently defined.
3.17 Q6. Other comments.
3.18 Q7. In your opinion, should all three sets of standards as outlined in this consultation document be mandatory?
Appendix A Profile of Respondents
Appendix B Key Stakeholders opinions
Appendix C Tables of results