About Us

 

 
In this video, our founding Director, Professor Mary Renfrew, will tell you a little about what The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC) does.

To get involved with the centre, you can:

  • Participate in our research projects
  • Adapt our findings to implement positive change in your organisation
  • Work with us


The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre is funded to strengthen the evidence base for improving the quality of care sustainably and at scale.

Our programme of work will generate new knowledge to support improvement activities within health and social care; building capacity and capability through a cross-sectoral platform.

Our five research themes are:

 

Our ground breaking collaborative model brings together expertise in research, improvement and implementation science, practitioners from health and social care settings, policy makers, service users and volunteers.  

Our engagement and work-streams are supported by the knowledge generation from the research themes. Embedding evaluation within the implementation of the projects within the work-streams will inform the research themes and create new knowledge to support the delivery of improvements in health and social care.

Workstreams + Platform

Our current projects are active under two workstreams and a platform.

Our current research activities within the workstreams relate to:

  • Knowledge into Action at Scale – can large scale education approaches deliver effective and cost-efficient training to improve health and social care?
  • Maternal and Child Health – implementation of evidence-into-practice to improve outcomes for babies and families in neonatal units.

Our ultimate goal is to inform action that will have a positive impact on four outcome domains:

Outcome Domains

SISCC works collaboratively to strengthen the evidence-base for delivery of large scale sustainable improvements in health and social care across Scotland. By promoting the measurement of outcomes through the lens of four domains, we hope to have a positive impact on care delivery in health and social care settings.

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