Welcome to SISCC

The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC) brings together researchers, NHS and social care staff, policy makers, educators, and the third sector from across Scotland and internationally to strengthen the evidence base for improvement science. It will focus on evidence for large-scale, sustainable change and will add value to existing investment. It will deliver a step change in improvement knowledge and practice in health and social care, and maximise benefit for Scotland and beyond.

Led by the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside, the SISCC is a collaboration between eight universities and nine NHS Health Boards, national NHS and social care organisations, voluntary and community groups, local authorities and the Scottish Government.

This SISCC is funded by a five year £3.75 million grant from the Scottish Funding Council, Chief Scientist’s Office, NHS Education Scotland, and the Health Foundation, with  matched investment from partner organisations.

At the heart of our work is an ambition to develop and promote evidence-based, integrated, sustainable ways of working in and across health and social care that consistently focus on the needs of service users, carers and the public as the priority.

  • We will work to overcome the barriers that can exist between research, practice, and policy; between acute and primary care and between health care and public health; between health and social care and the third sector; between different professional groups; and between those who provide services and those who use them.

  •  We aim to make a difference in four outcome domains; safety and reliability, care and compassion, reducing the impact of inequalities, and improving health and wellbeing.

  •  We aim to produce work that is consistently of international quality.

Please click here to read a welcome from Professor Mary Renfrew, SISCC Director