News and Events


Pup4Dads Study Expert Event
PuP4Dads study Expert Event. Please view online before attending the online meeting on Wed 7th October
8th Annual Research Symposium: Call for abstracts
COSLA Conference Centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is jointly hosting a symposium with our partners at Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit at the Chief Scientist Office.
7th Annual Research Symposium
19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
The concept of value based healthcare has recently come to prominence in discussions of how to maximise population and individual health. The Chief Medical Officer in her report on Realistic Medicine drew on this model in setting a vision of healthcare in Scotland.
Improvement Research Network
- Room A523, Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University
SISCC and the Q Network are holding a meeting to consider how to develop an “Improvement Research Network”
Can behavioural factors influence the delivery and sustainability of improvement initiatives?
- Stirling Court Hotel
This free seminar will address ways to facilitate behaviour change to support improvement activities within health and social care settings.


Congratulations to Edward Duncan

Congratulations to Edward Duncan a longstanding Unit member of staff who has been promoted to Professor at the University of Stirling.

The Gordon Aikman Scholarship Scheme

The scholarship scheme to fund improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care, set up by the Scottish Government in partnership with MND Scotland in honour of Scottish campaigner, Gordon Aikman, is now announcing its second call for applications.

New PhD Opportunities in Stroke Care

Three exciting new PhD opportunities are now available at Glasgow Caledonian University. All are focused on improving life after stroke – two addressing visual impairment and one exploring upper limb function - with supervisors from NMAHP Research Unit’s stroke team.

Vale of Leven Scholarship Scheme

An opportunity has arisen for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland to apply for support for research activity that aims to make improvement(s) to patient care in line with recommendations of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Report 2014.