The Improvement Fund

The Improvement Fund was part of the grant making function of Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub.

The fund was set up to support local level projects that could improve the quality of care in Scotland, and encourage health and social care organisations to:

  • test and develop innovative practices that contribute to the delivery of the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes
  • contribute to the delivery of local integration priorities and strategies, and the reducing inequalities agenda
  • increase the likelihood of change ideas being implemented locally, and influencing thinking and practice nationally
  • identify and document learning and best practices that can be shared to scale and rolled out across Scotland
  • support the development of improvement capacity and capability across health and social care.


You can read more about the individual projects by clicking the links in the sidebar.

  • Acute Low Back Pain Drop In Clinic
  • Best In Class Approach To Management Of Lower Limb Arthritis
  • Community Support Programme For Early Discharge
  • Developing The HUG Model Of Family Integrated Care
  • Electronic Frailty Index: Identifying People With Mild Frailty And Developing A 3rd Sector Led Response
  • Ideas That Bend: Caring For People With Profound Learning Disabilities
  • Improving Seasonal Flu Immunisation In Clinical At Risk Population
  • Integrating Money Advice Within Primary Care
  • Mentoring Frequent Non-Attenders With Hepatitis In A Deprived Area
  • Nurse-Led Virtual Clinic In The Diabetes Antenatal Service
  • Pharmacist Prescribers Working With People Who Are Homeless
  • Rapid Access Specialist Neurological Physiotherapy Service
  • Remote Access To Revive Multiple Sclerosis Services
  • Supporting Care Homes To Embed A Robust Anticipatory Care Planning Approach
  • Supporting Community Recovery and Reducing Readmission Risk Following Critical Illness
  • Tailored Care Handling
  • Testing The Integrated Palliative Outcome Scale Tool

For more information about the Improvement Fund, please contact