Primary care programmes

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been delivering primary care improvement programmes since 2013. During that time, we have used quality improvement methodology to enhance primary care service delivery and improve the safety and quality of care for people across Scotland.


Current primary care programmes

Click on the programme name to find out more about the programme including how to get involved in improvement activities. 

  • Community Treatment and Care Network: We work with healthcare professionals across NHS boards and HSCPs who are implementing Community Treatment and Care (CTAC) services to share emerging learning that improves the delivery of CTAC services.
  • Frailty Improvement Programme: We work with NHS Boards, health and social care partnerships and GP practices to spread improvements to health and social care services accessed by people aged 65 and over who are living with frailty.
  • GP Cluster Improvement Network: We work with those leading or supporting GP clusters across Scotland to enable improvement by facilitating sharing of learning, peer support and good practice.
  • Pharmacotherapy: We work with general practice teams and pharmacotherapy services across a range of NHS boards and HSCPs to test changes to prescribing processes and support delivery of Pharmacotherapy services.
  • Primary Care Access Programme: We work with primary care teams to improve access to safe care.
  • Primary Care Learning System: We work with primary care staff to share emerging learning that improves the delivery of primary care.
  • SPSP Primary Care: Improving safety in the community and across the interface.


Upcoming and hibernated primary care programmes

Our primary care programmes that are currently being scoped, redesigned to enter a new phase or in hibernation due to COVID:

  • SPSP DentistryThis programme is currently hibernated due to COVID.


Previous primary care programmes

You can find out more and continue to access the resources from our previous programmes: