The quality and improvement of health services in Scotland is principally regulated by HIS (Healthcare Improvement Scotland), the national healthcare improvement organisation.
HIS works alongside MWCS (Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland), which regulates
mental health services.
The Care Inspectorate is the social care and social services regulator in Scotland.
The Scottish Government sets the general direction of quality improvement with its
national health policies, namely its 2020 Vision and the Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland.
It also monitors the performance of Scottish NHS services using a small set of targets and standards, which are currently under review.
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