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What is CAS?

Care Assurance System is:


  • A process for developing a clear and inspiring vision for person centred care
  • Incorporates a self-assessment and external peer assessment process. Which will provide assurance for all that care meets the standards of NHS Scotland
  • Accurately measures a ward/department's level of performance to the agreed care standards
  • The assessment process includes a mechanism to ensure continuous improvement is supported. This involves an analytical, counselling and self-improvement dimension to the improvement action plan process.


This parallel process of supporting and developing for improvement is a key component to ensure the standards are achieved consistently and sustainably in clinical areas.