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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 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 "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’.

PressRelease National standards for forensic examination

New nationwide standards are being introduced to ensure consistent delivery of forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual violence. The announcement comes as NHS Education for Scotland issues...

PressRelease International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The Scottish Government, NES and Healthcare Improvement Scotland jointly hosted an NHSScotland exhibition stand at the Spring IHI and BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Glasgow from 27-2...

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, ...

Publication Development of QSPP

The Development of Quality Standards for Practice Placements (QSPP)

PressRelease Showcasing the work of our 2017/18 Scottish Improvement Leaders

Our annual networking event in December 2018 marked the graduation of our 2017–18 Scottish Improvement Leaders.

PressRelease Improving forensic medical examination services

Doctors in Shetland will pilot a training programme in forensic medical examination services for victims of sexual crime.

PressRelease Launch of the Modernising Nursing in the Community Website

NHSScotland community nursing staff and others involved in service redesign and quality improvement within the setting of community health partnerships are set to benefit from a new online toolkit to ...