National Services Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS board which provides advice and services to the rest of NHS Scotland. It provides national strategic support services and advice to help other areas of the NHS save money and free up resources. NSS also provide consultancy and support to help public bodies integrate health and social care effectively.

NSS employs approximately 3,600 staff based around Scotland.

Andrew Longmate Andrew Longmate
Andrew Longmate
Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead

Latest National Services Scotland news

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care

December 5, 2019

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care By Gordon Oates, National Procurement’s Technology Enhancement Programme Manager (NHS National Services Scotland) Data is fast becoming the world’s most valuable commodity. Over recent years, the insight and knowledge extracted from data has opened up new opportunities for people, businesses and governments. It’s helped...

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The Care Home Continence Improvement Project

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project

November 10, 2019

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project Applying the principles of Realistic Medicine at NSS – continence care case study The Care Home Continence Improvement project, developed by NHS National Procurement, part of NHS National Services Scotland, is a great example of a project which used the principles of Realistic Medicine to improve outcomes for not...

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What does Realistic Medicine mean for my organisation?

What does Realistic Medicine mean for my organisation?

September 4, 2019

What does Realistic Medicine mean for my organisation? Dr Alex Stirling explains what Realistic Medicine really means for NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). Speaking as NSS’s Clinical Lead for Realistic Medicine Dr Stirling explained: “As a Consultant in public health I’m used to looking at different areas and topics from a holistic point of view....

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