Being creative thinkers, being innovative in the way we work, and implementing effective new ideas, is an integral part of building a culture of continuous improvement. As well as linking to our organisational Values, especially "displaying a can do attitude at every opportunity", this demonstrates our commitment to providing safe, effective and person centred care.
Some of the most ground breaking ideas are born out of issues encountered in day-to-day work and it is essential that staff are provided with the space, technology and support to undertake exciting new projects which lead to direct improvements for patients and service users.
Investment in innovation is essential to ensure that the needs and expectations of every patient are met, providing the highest possible standard of care to the patients of NHSScotland. Every piece of new research, every new project, or every new strategy we undertake, will make a difference to patient care.