We publish a variety of reports and research papers which are available to download in PDF format.


We commission research into issues of involving patients, carers and the public, including NHS complaints and involving groups which are seldom heard.

Gathering Public Views

We are often asked to gather the views of patients, service users, carers, community groups and members of the public on a variety of topics.

Evaluation Reports

We publish evaluations of pieces of work and programmes on behalf of the Scottish Government and other parts of the NHS.


We produce guidance for NHS Boards on issues relating to the involvement and participation of patients, carers and the public in planning health services.

Major Service Change Reports

We publish reports on how well NHS Boards have consulted with their local populations on their proposals for major service change.

Policy Briefings

Our policy briefings include our position on key issues relating to public involvement in the NHS as well as action that can be taken to bring about change.

Consultation Responses

We publish our responses to consultations which have been issued by the Scottish Government and NHS Boards.


Alternative Formats

If you would like to request any of these documents in an alternative format - such as large print, Braille, audio versions or in other languages - please contact us or telephone 0141 241 6308.

Participation Toolkit

The Participation Toolkit.