The Health & Social Care Benchmarking Network

Realising Improvement in Health and Care in Scotland


Gordon Smith



HSCBN, University of Edinburgh

Tel: +44(0)131 651 5986

Mob: +44(0) 773 897 4733

BSc Social Science, (Edin), CQSW, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work(Dundee), PG Cert. Social Services Leadership (Robert Gordon University).

Gordon is a social science graduate and qualified social worker registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.

He has over 30 years experience in the public sector of managing social work teams, care homes, day services, home care, community alarm and supported housing services.

He has knowledge and experience of strategic review and development of social work and health care services, including redesigning services, developing and implementing service improvement plans, working with internal and external partners to develop integrated services and performance frameworks.
Gordon has been the Co-ordinator of the Scottish Community Care Benchmarking Network since its inception in 2009.

Lisa Urquhart


Research Administrator

HSCBN, University of Edinburgh

Tel: +44(0) TBC

MA (Hons), Green Belt Practitioner, APMP Practitioner 

Lisa has a background in financial services, working in roles such as business support, project management and continuous improvement. She brings skills in communications, event management and business administration to the Network and looks after HSCBN HQ.

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