New director appointed to lead quality assurance programme for Healthcare improvement Scotland


Alastair Delaney
Alastair Delaney

Alastair Delaney has been appointed to the role of Director of Quality Assurance at Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  Alastair is currently Chief Operating Officer and Director of Inspection at Education Scotland.

In the role of Director of Quality Assurance, Alastair will direct Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s inspection and review programmes to help drive improvements in health and social care across Scotland.

Alastair has held senior posts in the HM Inspectorate of Education in Scotland since 2000. In 2014 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Director of Inspection.  He has also served as an HM Chief Inspector of Education in Scotland. In his current role Alastair is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of Education Scotland and acts as deputy to the Chief Executive.  He is also responsible for Education Scotland's inspection programme.

Speaking of the appointment, Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said:

“This is an important appointment to a key role in our organisation. Alastair brings a wealth of experience in the field of quality assurance and inspections. I know he will make a significant contribution to the leadership of quality assurance for health and social care in Scotland, and will play a crucial role in driving improvements in the care that people receive.”

Speaking of his appointment, Alastair said: “I’m delighted to be joining Healthcare Improvement Scotland and to support the organisation as it drives improvements in health and social care. Healthcare Improvement Scotland is a world-renowned organisation with a great reputation and work programme, and inspections and reviews are an important tool to drive improvements. I’m looking forward to developing this programme for the benefit of the people of Scotland.”

Alastair will take up his position in August 2017.

Published: 22 June 2017