All who deliver healthcare constantly strive to improve the
quality of healthcare they deliver but they need support.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is a health body formed on the 1
April 2011. It has been created by the Public Services Reform
(Scotland) Act 2010 and marks a change in the way the quality
of healthcare across Scotland will be supported nationally.
Our vision is to deliver excellence in improving the quality of
the care and experience of every person in Scotland every time they
Our purpose is to support healthcare providers in Scotland to
deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and
person-centred care; and to scrutinise those services to provide
public assurance about the quality and safety of that care.
Our organisation has the focus and key responsibility to help
NHSScotland and independent healthcare providers deliver high
quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and person-centred care;
and to scrutinise services to provide public assurance about the
quality and safety of that care.
We are building on work previously done by NHS Quality
Improvement Scotland and the Care Commission and our organisation
We also support the work of the Scottish Medicines
Consortium and take a lead role in co-ordinating the
work of the Scottish
Patient Safety Programme (SPSP).
Published Date: 10 February 2011