The Health & Social Care Benchmarking Network

Realising Improvement in Health and Care in Scotland

Non-Executive Board Members

John Skouse

John is a Strategic Inspector with the Care Inspectorate. His work involves scrutiny activity and support for improvement and self-evaluation across the range of adult services delivered by integration authorities.

Prior to working with the Care Inspectorate, John worked for Midlothian Council as a senior manager in their Adult and Social Care Service. During his time with Midlothian, John held a number of roles. These included operationally managing social work and occupational therapy services, commissioning and planning, and leading on service redesign across a number of different areas.

John’s particular area of interest is the relationship between personal outcomes approaches and commissioning, and specifically how qualitative data can be used to inform decision-making at a population level.

Hamish Fraser
Hamish Fraser

Hamish has extensive experience in Performance and Planning roles in Social Care, Education and Children’s services and was a member of the Scottish Community Care Benchmarking Network’s Executive Committee from its inception in 2009 to 2014. During this period Hamish was involved with several benchmarking projects and development of measures for the Community Care Outcomes Framework.

In 2014 Hamish was seconded to the Scottish Government as a Quality Improvement Advisor with the Early Years Collaborative with responsibilities including Attachment, Child Development and Parental Engagement.  Following the completion of his secondment, Hamish returned to Midlothian and is leading on reducing offending and re-offending as Community Justice Planning Officer.

Ian Nicol
Ian Nicol

Ian has many years experience in health and social care, having worked in performance management and planning in both Glasgow City Council Social Work Services and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and more recently as Older People’s Transformational Change Programme Manager in East Dunbartonshire.

He is currently a Programme Manager with NHS National Services Scotland, currently working with NHS Ayrshire & Arran on establishing a Programme Management Office and establishing its Realistic Medicine: Effective Prescribing Programme.

He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Scottish Community Care Benchmarking Network, during which time he was involved in a number of benchmarking projects and the review of the Community Care Outcomes Framework.

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