About Healthcare Improvement Scotland
In January 2005 SIGN became part of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS).
Healthcare Improvement Scotland came into existence on the 1st April 2011. Its key purpose is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for the people of Scotland building on the work previously done by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and the Care Commission.
- To deliver excellence in improving the quality of the care and experience of every patient in Scotland every time they access healthcare.
- 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.
- Healthcare Improvement Scotland will:
- provide authoritative, evidence-based advice and guidance on high quality treatment and care
- support improvement in the delivery of high quality healthcare
- influence national policy on quality of healthcare
- provide assurance of the safety and quality of healthcare services to the people who use them and to the public in Scotland through risk-based and proportionate scrutiny of those services.
To find out more please visit the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.