About SPSP Paediatric Care

SPSP Paediatric Care aims to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by providing a safe, high quality care experience for all children and families across paediatric care settings in Scotland.

SPSP Paediatric Care is currently focusing on:


Examples of SPSP Paediatric Care quality improvement (QI) interventions

There are numerous examples of paediatric care settings in Scotland that have used data to improve quality of care in paediatric services. They include:

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – 86% reduction between 2013 and 2019 
  • NHS Lothian – 86% reduction between 2013 and 2019


Resources to implement SPSP Paediatric Care QI interventions

Key resources that can help paediatric care services use QI to improve quality of care.

Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS)



Paediatric Sepsis




Get in touch

Email us at his.mcqic@nhs.scot if you have a question about the SPSP Paediatric Care or would like to speak to a team member about how we support the use of QI interventions to improve outcomes for children and families in Scotland.