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Supporting innovation across NHS Scotland

Scotland is a world leading centre for innovation in health.

Some of the world’s most important drug discoveries have been made by Scots - salbutamol to relieve asthma attacks, beta blockers used to treat heart conditions and the world’s first artificial vaccine against hepatitis B infection, to name a few. Medical techniques and devices including ultrasound scanning and MRI were also developed in Scotland.

Through SHIL and our affiliate NHS Research Scotland (NRS), our role is to encourage this spirit of ‘innovation’ throughout NHS Scotland. We work to harness the talents of all our staff to improve the quality of healthcare, develop new and improved treatments and devices for our patients and ensure NHS Scotland remains at the forefront of global medical advances.

Innovation is key to this and SHIL is committed to supporting innovation across NHS Scotland by: