Annual report 2012

Healthcare Improvement Scotland Annual report 2012

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Annual Report 2012

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Extract from the Chair and Chief Executive's foreword

Welcome to the first annual report on Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s work.  We were set up on 1 April 2011 to support healthcare professionals in Scotland find and use the best advances in clinical practice, medicines and technologies to improve healthcare and to provide public assurance through scrutiny of the quality and safety of that care.

This document sets out some of the key achievements in our first year of operation.

Quite simply, our role is to help healthcare providers improve the care patients receive. To do this, we focus our work on an ‘integrated cycle of improvement’, which brings together three key elements: evidence, improvement and scrutiny. These elements provide the main headings for this report as we describe our commitment to patient care across Scotland and our contribution to NHSScotland’s Healthcare Quality Strategy. 

Published Date: 31 October 2012