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HIS work with services and the public to make seven key contributions to health and social care:
The Improvement Hub (or ihub for short) will support Health and Social Care Partnerships and NHS boards to improve the quality of health and social care services. The ihub can support you by:
SHTG is an advisory group set up to provide assistance to NHSScotland boards when considering selected health technologies.
Their remit is to provide advice on the evidence about the clinical and cost effectiveness of existing and new technologies likely to have significant implications for patient care in Scotland. This advice should support the planning and decision making processes in NHS boards. This includes a horizon scanning function to provide early intelligence on health technologies in development.
Their meetings are open to members of the public and media to observe. This enables stakeholders and members of the public to understand how evidence is assessed and interpreted, how consultation comments are taken into account and how SHTG advice is made.
You can suggest topics of interest to the Scottish Health Technologies Group. More information regarding this is available on their website.
Nesta’s Health Lab is a centre of expertise on people-powered and data-driven health. They work with partners from the health, care, voluntary and social enterprise sectors to test and scale new ideas.
Health Lab tests and scales new ways for people to remain healthy – drawing on:
The Data Lab enables industry, the public sector and world-class academics to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. The Data Labs core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data for Scotland.
With hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, The Data Lab is focused on building relationships locally and delivering a range of activities that span three key areas:
SMS-IC is a unique collaboration in life sciences. They bring together experts from industry, the NHS and academia to develop safer, more effective therapies and diagnostic tools for the management of chronic diseases.
SMS-IC works with a range of organisations including:
Interface aims to help organisations to create and improve products, streamline services and develop processes which have enabled them to increase profits, maximise export potential and ultimately become more sustainable.
They facilitate collaborative partnerships between all industry sectors, including charity, social enterprise and third sectors, helping businesses work together on key industry challenges.
Written by: Alicia Ridout