Healthcare Improvement Scotland
is a health body formed on the 1 April 2011
It has been created by the Public Services Reform
(Scotland) Act 2010 and marks a change in the way the quality
of healthcare across Scotland will be supported
Our vision is to deliver excellence in
improving the quality of the care and experience of every person in
Scotland every time they access healthcare.
Our purpose is to support healthcare
providers in Scotland to deliver high quality, evidence-based,
safe, effective and person-centred care; and to scrutinise those
services to provide public assurance about the quality and safety
of that care.
Find out more about Healthcare
Improvement Scotland, visit our corporate website
Our organisation has the focus and key
responsibility to help NHSScotland and independent healthcare
providers deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and
person-centred care; and to scrutinise services to provide public
assurance about the quality and safety of that care.
We are building on work previously
done by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and the Care Commission
and our organisation includes:
· Scottish Health
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines
Healthcare Environment Inspectorate
· Scottish Medicines
Scottish Health Technologies Group.
We also take a lead role in
co-ordinating the work of the Scottish
Patient Safety Programme (SPSP).