Healthcare Improvement Scotland is the national healthcare improvement organisation for Scotland and part of NHSScotland and works with staff who provide care in hospitals, GP practices, clinics, NHS boards and with patients, carers, communities and the public.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland drives improvements in the quality of healthcare people receive by:
supporting and empowering people to have an informed voice in managing their own care and shaping how services are designed and delivered
delivering scrutiny activity which is fair but challenging and leads to improvements for patients
providing quality improvement support to healthcare providers, and
providing clinical standards, guidelines and advice based upon the best available evidence.