Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) SIGN became part of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland in 2005. SIGN’s aim is to improve the quality of healthcare for patients by promoting consistence in clinical practice and clinical outcome. Its guidelines contain recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence. SIGN guidelines are developed by multidisciplinary working groups with representation from across Scotland, including healthcare professionals, managers, researchers and patients. The guideline development groups are selected in consultation with the member organisations of SIGN.
Guidance…..Driving improvement…..Assessing Lead role in supporting NHS boards and their staff in achieving their goals by: Providing advice and guidance on effective clinical practice, including setting standards Driving and supporting implementation and improvements in quality, and Assessing the performance of the NHS, reporting and publishing our findings.