SIGN implementation support

SIGN is now taking a proactive role in supporting the implementation of its guidelines and in improving the implementability of its recommendations. Our vision is to become a World leader in guideline implementation support, in line with the wider Healthcare Improvement Scotland vision of better support for implementation.

A regular update on new implementation activities is available

Main SIGN implementation support activities:

Improved processes:

Awareness raising and Education:


Implementation support resources:


We intend to evaluate the various implementation strategies we use using a range of methods:

More information

More specific information is available on individual guideline pages. More implementation support resources will be available in the future.


El-Ghorr A, James R and Twaddle S.
SIGN is customising implementation support to every guideline.
Guidelines in Practice; 2011: Vol 14 (issue 5), pp 40-46.


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