Improvement and implementation support

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s job is to encourage and support continuous improvement in healthcare practice.

We encourage both patients and staff to challenge and change healthcare services for the better.

Watch a short film about our improvement work

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Driving sustainable change

We provide the co-ordination and quality improvement expertise to help make improvements happen using:

  • our own evidence-based advice
  • guidance and standards
  • international evidence for improvement
  • information from our scrutiny work.

We work collaboratively with the staff of healthcare providers, partner organisations and the public to drive improvements which can be sustained and measured.

Healthcare that is person-centred and safe

We take a lead role in co-coordinating the work of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) which aims to steadily improve the safety of hospital care right across the country. The Scottish Health Council supports patient focus and public Involvement by ensuring that NHS boards listen and take account of people's views.

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