Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise new innovations from healthcare professionals. Registered Number: SC 236303. Registered address: The Golden Jubliee National Hospital, Fourth Floor East, Agmemmon St, Clydebank, G81 4DY
What we do
Delivering expert innovation services to NHS Scotland
What we mean when we talk about innovation
Innovation in NHS
Continuing Scotland's proud history of pioneering medical innovation
Translating innovative ideas into viable products and services
Our 2021-26 strategy forges a forward-thinking, collaborative path
Driving innovation in healthcare
SHIL encourages ideas and innovations from healthcare professionals then uses well-established processes and extensive experience to assess, protect, develop and commercialise – working collaboratively each step of the way.
Translating innovative products from original idea to widespread adoption requires a range of skills, many of which are not readily available within each individual health board. Skills such as assessing ideas, product development and prototypes, regulatory advice, protecting intellectual property, raising finance, building a business, sales and marketing. SHIL adds value to NHS Scotland as a dedicated, team working with healthcare professionals across the country to accelerate the development of ideas and projects to improve patient care.
SHIL offers a systematic innovation pathway and as the only organisation set up to work alongside NHS Scotland on commercialisation activity we provide confidence and reassurance to our health workforce, working to drive a culture of innovation across NHS Scotland.
An Emergency Airway Bag providing a structured approach to airway management when getting it right first time really matters, SCRAM® 2.0 forms a system of advanced preparation and organisation of equipment and drugs; promoting the delivery of safe, timely, and well-governed pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia.
Ambulance Child Restraint
The development of the ACR® (Ambulance Child Restraint) is an innovative system for the safe, effective handling of young patients being transported in ambulances. It was developed by Scottish Ambulance Service and has now been widely adopted by Ambulance Services throughout the UK.
Patient Transfer Scale
Medication must be administered quickly for conditions like stroke and sepsis, and obtaining an accurate patient weight is critical for dosage. The PTS was designed to address the needs of patients admitted to hospital who are either too sick to stand on scales or are immobile.