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.
Improvement Hub (ihub)
In response to the integration of health and social care
services across Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland has
worked with a range of partners to create a new
improvement resource, called the Improvement Hub (or ihub for
This resource will support Health and Social Care
Partnerships and NHS boards to improve the quality of health
and social care services.
For more information on the ihub and the programmes it
delivers visit – ihub.scot
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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