Established in May 2014, AHSP is the first Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) in Scotland, jointly supported by the Scottish Government, University of Dundee and NHS Tayside.
AHSP is based on a globally adopted concept for delivering healthcare improvement. AHSCs share the tripartite mission of undertaking high quality research, educating health professionals and achieving high standards of clinical care. AHSCs also aim to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, and are the catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.
‘This is the first example of such a collaboration in Scotland and it shows how academia and the NHS can work together to improve healthcare for patients. I want to congratulate those in Tayside for seizing the initiative and I’m pleased that we have been able to provide funding to test this model of partnership working.’
Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport at the formal AHSP launch in November 2015.