About Us

About Us

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Community Engagement supports the engagement of people and communities in shaping health and care services in Scotland.

We believe that people and communities should be able to use their skills and experience to design and improve the health and care services that matter to them. They should also have the opportunity to work together with the organisations that provide those services.

Previously known as the Scottish Health Council, we launched in April 2020. Our focus is on:

  • best practice for engaging with individuals and communities to shape local services and influence national policy
  • equality and human rights to ensure everyone's voice is heard
  • collaborating and working in partnership, and
  • sharing learning.

Although part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, we have a separate governance committee, which is responsible for agreeing our overall strategic direction and assuring the legal equality responsibilities of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Our local presence and national reach enables us to work in a variety of ways, gathering evidence and best practice from across Scotland. It also allows us to collaborate with a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations.

What we do

We support the engagement of people and communities in shaping health and care services in Scotland.

What We Do What We Do

Transforming outcomes

How we support the redesign and continuous improvement of health and care services, transforming the health and wellbeing outcomes for people in Scotland.

Transforming outcomes Transforming outcomes

Our response to COVID-19

How we are supporting health and care services during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

Our response to COVID-19 Our response to COVID-19

Get in touch

You can contact us by phone, email or Twitter - and send us a message direct from our website

Office locations

We have a network of 14 engagement offices across Scotland – one in each NHS board area – and a central office in Glasgow

Office Locations Office Locations

Our Committee

We are overseen by a Committee which reports to the Board of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Committee Committee


Work for us

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