How you can get involved

How you can get involved

There are many ways you can be involved and use your skills and time to shape health and care services in Scotland. 

Volunteer with Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has a number of volunteering opportunities, one of which might be of interest to you. Involving people in our work is an integral part of what we do.  We listen to and learn from the experiences of patients, carers and members of the public to help inform what we do and how we do it.

You can get involved by:

  • becoming a Public Partner and providing an ongoing public perspective to our work developing guidelines and standards, sharing good practice and carrying out inspections. Public Partners are recruited throughout the year. You can find more information and record your interest on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.
  • contacting your local engagement office to discuss opportunities to get involved with engagement work in your local area.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland will reapply for the Investing in Volunteers quality standard which recognises our commitment to our volunteers and acknowledges that we have the right processes in place to support those that volunteer with us.

Volunteering with your local NHS

You can also volunteer within your local area to support people in health and social care services. To find out more of what opportunities are available, search your local NHS website, visit your local Volunteering Centre or call your favourite charity. 

We support NHS boards to develop their volunteering processes and practice through our Volunteering in NHS Scotland programme. There are a wide range of opportunities where you can put your skills and personality to good use and make a difference to people's lives.

You can make a difference.

Last Updated: 25 May 2020