- What is mediation?
- Types of mediation
- Workplace and Employment Mediation
- Religious Mediation
- Peer Mediation
- In-court Mediation
- Homelessness Mediation
- Health/NHS Mediation
- Family Mediation
- Environmental and Planning Mediation
- Elder Mediation
- Discrimination Mediation
- Community and Neighbour Mediation
- Business and Commercial Mediation
- Additional Support Needs Mediation
- Scottish Mediation Network
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The NHS Complaints Procedure and Directions currently provide for NHS Boards to consider the use of conciliation or mediation services where appropriate and when both parties agree. The Patients Rights (Scotland) Act 2001, introduces a “Right to Complain” and will raise awareness of the possible use of mediation services in resolving complaints.
Mediation in the health context may be particularly useful when the involvement of an independent third party (the mediator) would help the individual and the health service better understand and address the complaint, or when the relationship between the individual and health professionals are likely to break down.
Mediation does not prevent those in a dispute from proceeding to court or from using health and NHS complaints procedures.