4th Annual Research Symposium

4th Annual Research Symposium: Mobilising evidence to drive improvement

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016, 10am to 4pm
Location: COSLA conference centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH

Healthcare Improvement Scotland are jointly hosting a symposium with our partners at Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen which will consider the role evidence can play in driving improvement in healthcare and beyond.

Speakers include:

  • Helen Crisp, Health Foundation
  • Mary Renfrew, Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre
  • Carolyn Tarrant, University of Leicester
  • Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland

Exhibition space

We will be hosting an exhibition space. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact eleanor.brownlee@nhs.net.

Follow the symposium on social media

Use the Twitter hashtag #HISresearch to keep up to date with the latest news on our symposium.

Poster gallery

During the event we will be hosting a virtual poster presentation on the theme of the conference; Mobilising evidence to drive improvement. You can preview our posters in our gallery below.


Karen Graham - Improvements through service user involvement. The views and experiences of young people and parents who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Heather Cassie - Understanding the systems, organisational and patient barriers and facilitators to quality improvement in primary dental care: Prevention and management of dental caries

Joanne Calley - Improving sepsis management: the Paediatric Sepsis 6 experience in Aberdeen.

Madalina Toma - The purpose, design and use of balancing measures in quality and safety improvement.

Andrea Patton - Data linkage to evaluate change in orthopaedic prophylactic antibiotic change.

Caroline Sime - Introducing the model for Improvement in a Scottish Hospice.

Sarah Harley - Factors influencing quality improvement success in healthcare systems: a qualitative synthesis.

Margaret Watson - Quality improvement of community pharmacy services.

Jenna Breckenridge - Co-creating a framework for conceptualising sustainable change at scale: combining expertise from improvement initiatives across the UK.