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:

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Care of older people

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Latest inspection report: Inverclyde Royal Hospital
13 October 2014