Our partners in Scotland
In Scotland, we work with partners to:
- raise awareness of our role and functions
- develop our policy and guidance
- give advice on changes in medical regulation, including to the Scottish Parliament and Government
- support doctors, medical students and patients with outreach programmes
- share data and insight to prevent patient safety issues.
Together we make sure medical regulation works for Scotland. This is vital as health policies and services diverge across the four countries of the UK.
Who do we work with in Scotland?
Among others, we work with:
- medical educators
- British Medical Association Scotland
- patient advisory groups
- other health regulators
- medical defence organisations
- Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- NHS Education for Scotland
- NHS boards and independent providers
- the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.
Our liaison advisers work with doctors, patients, medical students and healthcare providers to promote our work, focusing on standards, fitness to practise and revalidation.
UK Advisory Forum
One way we meet and consult with our partners is through the UK Advisory Forum. The forum allows us to focus on longer term priorities and discuss early stage views on policy development. Find out what the Forum has discussed in Scotland.
How does healthcare work in Scotland?
Scottish healthcare policy, funding and objectives are set by the Scottish Government. 14 territorial National Health Service (NHS) boards supply health services. They are supported by seven special boards, which provide national services. These include NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). HIS lead the scrutiny and public assurance of health services in Scotland.
There are also 31 integration authorities which provide health and social care at a local level.
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