Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

The purpose of Healthcare Improvement Scotland is to enable the people of Scotland to experience the best quality of health and social care.

These are areas where they believe they can make the most impact and where they focus their efforts and resources.

  • Enabling people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment.
  • Helping health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.
  • Provide evidence and share knowledge that enables people to get the best out of the services they use and helps services improve.
  • Provide quality assurance that gives people confidence in the services and supports providers to improve.
  • Making the best use of resources, we aim to ensure every pound invested in our work adds value to the care people receive.

HIS quality of care approach and the quality framework allows themto provide external assurance of the quality of healthcare provided in Scotland.

Their inspectors use this approach to check independent healthcare services regularly to make sure that they are complying with necessary standards and regulations. Inspections may be announced or unannounced.

The Edinburgh Clinic’s latest inspection report can be found here