Annual Report 2014

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland Annual Report

1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014

Welcome to the homepage for the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Annual Report 2014. Here you can download our latest annual report and watch video interviews with our Chair and Chief Executive to get a flavour of the work we carried out in 2013-2014.

Dr Denise Coia and Angiolina Foster MBE

This is our fourth year since we were established as the organisation with lead responsibility for improving healthcare in Scotland. We believe that our work to date – gathering and sharing evidence about best practice, independently scrutinising services and supporting NHS boards to implement improvements – has helped contribute to a safer, more effective and person-centred NHS in Scotland. However, we also believe that there is still much work to be done. We hope that you will enjoy this annual report and reading about the improvements we are highlighting across NHSScotland.








Dr. Denise Coia
Chairman, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Angiolina Foster CBE
Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Chairman's introduction

Chief Executive's introduction


We've produced short video interviews with our Chairman and Chief Executive discussing the work of our organisation and the role it plays in improving healthcare in Scotland, our achievements in 2013-2014 and our future direction.

Annual Report 2014 overview

The rotating panel below provides links to an overview of our work in 2013-2014 to drive improvement in healthcare across Scotland. This overview is broken down into the following sections: supporting best practice, assessing quality and safety and empowering people to shape services.

Published Date: 27 October 2014