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PressRelease Coming soon: Quality Improvement Hub changes

From April 2017, the QI website  resources  ( will be moving. Content will be rehoused between two new websites and the existing QI Hub will be phased out.

PressRelease Showcasing Quality Improvement

Representatives from NES, Health Improvement Scotland and the Scottish Government are exhibiting at this year's International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in London.

PressRelease Pharmacy Quality Roadshows

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS), Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE), Yellow Card Centre Scotland, ...

PressRelease Through the lens of patients: A person-centred approach to quality improvement

As a result of competitive funding from The Health Foundation’s ‘Innovating for Improvement’ Programme, we've been working with care teams across NHSScotland to design and test the Always Events conce...

PressRelease Launch of Quality Improvement (QI) Development Tool

On 31 March NES hosted an event at BT Murrayfield Stadium to mark the official launch of the National Quality Improvement Workforce Development Tool and a brand new suite of training products designed...

PressRelease Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare - Gothenburg April 2016

A few colleagues from our Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and Quality Improvement (QI) workstreams attended this international gathering of healthcare leaders and practitioners from around 70 co...

PressRelease New ScILs new skills

After ten months of hard work, learning and sharing, the first cohort of home-grown Scottish Improvement Leaders (ScILs) graduated on 27 August 2015.

PressRelease Always Events: an innovative person-centred approach to optimising care

Team members from the Safety, Skills and Improvement Research Collaborative (SKIRC) have just completed a one-year Health Foundation funded project on “Designing and testing ‘always event’ and person-...

PressRelease Success at the Scottish Health Awards

The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) Sepsis Screening Tool, developed by NES in collaboration with the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) and Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) was the winner ...

PressRelease "Always Events" to put patients and service users at the heart of care

Health and care teams from across Scotland have been funded to look at the best possible healthcare practice and embed it right across the country as ‘always events’.