Assurance, scrutiny, measurement and reporting
Healthcare Improvement Scotland provides public assurance about
the quality and safety of healthcare through the scrutiny of
NHS hospitals and services, and
independent healthcare services.
We report and publish our findings on performance and
demonstrate accountability of these services to the people who use
them. This makes a positive impact on the healthcare outcomes for
patients, their families and the public, and feeds the improvement
cycle by providing further evidence for improvement.
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Healthcare Improvement Scotland has built on the scrutiny and
assurance carried out by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.
This work includes:
We are also developing a new model for scrutiny which will apply
to both the independent healthcare sector and the NHS in future
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