All who deliver healthcare constantly strive to improve the
quality of healthcare they deliver but they need support.
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.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is one organisation, but we are
made up of different parts, some of which have their own identities
and are recognised internationally.
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