News and Events



6th Annual Research Symposium

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is jointly hosting a symposium with Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit at the Chief Scientist Office.

Scottish Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Awards 2017

A ceremony to present the 2017 Scottish NMAHP Research Awards was held on Thursday 9th November in the Apex Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. The award ceremony was preceded by informative and entertaining presentations on the facilitators to a clinical academic career, the attributes required of a clinical academic and an example of a framework to support the careers of clinical academics.

Maternal and Infant Mental Health in Scotland: Call to Action

Scotland still lags behind other parts of the UK when it comes to caring for the mental health of expectant and new mothers and their babies. A group made up of professionals working in the health, charity and education sectors have issued a ten-point call for action by the Scottish Government and NHS Boards to address the fragmented and inadequate level of healthcare provided to many mothers before and directly after their babies are born.

INDEXing complex intervention development

They are 'interventions' because they are used in a deliberate effort to make a difference to people's lives, and they are 'complex' because they have many interacting parts that work for different people in different ways.

Cochrane Stroke Database

As the leading resource for systematic reviews in healthcare, high standards are expected of contributors to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We were therefore delighted to hear that, in the field of stroke, the top three most accessed Cochrane reviews of 2015 were led by our Unit's researchers.