Useful links

Voices Scotland


Self Management

Public involvement in research

Patient information



NHS Scotland: Scotland’s Health on the Web (SHOW)

Scottish Government consulations

Voices Scotland:
COSMIC Resources (Champions of Self Management in Care)

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland is a  new regulatory body, Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS), is responsible for regulating social services. Independent healthcare services are regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Joint Improvement Team (JIT) works directly with local health and social care partnerships across Scotland.

Little things make a big difference: valuing people

National Care Standards

NHS 24

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) for complaints from the public.

Patient Opinion

An independent site about your experiences of UK health services, good or bad. They pass your stories to the right people to make a difference.

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK wide


Self Management


NHS Education Scotland

 The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation conduct research and evaluation, put ideas into practice through a range of improvement programmes, support and develop leaders and share evidence to drive wider change.

The Knowledge Network: NHSScotland

 Skills for Supporting Self Care

The Health and Social Care ALLIANCE

Access to Local Information  for Scotland (ALISS). This is wide-ranging project taking a number of approaches to making it easier to find local self management support.

The Thistle Foundation work with a wide range of health and social care professionals to encourage culture change towards a focus on the person, not the health condition or disability.

Angus Long term Conditions Support Groups Self Management Portal

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Public involvement in research

INVOLVE have detailed guides to patient and public involvement, including quotes from people who have been involved in research about their experience. There are public information packs and a research jargon buster all  which can be downloaded from the INVOLVE website.

People in Research  (managed by INVOLVE ) Opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. You can post your opportunity on this website

Public Involvement Impact Assessment Framework (PiiAF)

PiiAF has been produced to help researchers assess the impacts of involving members of the public in their research.

WTCRF Education Programme: What is Patient and Public Involvement? Portal for both researchers and the public

Patient information

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Publications

CHSS is an NHS Scotland Information Partner


NHS Inform

Scotland's health information service.


Patient UK

Comprehensive health information provided by GPs and nurses to patients in consultations

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