The Healthcare Quality Strategy was launched in May 2010. It provides the basis for the people who deliver healthcare services in Scotland to work with partners and the public towards three Quality Ambitions and a shared vision of world-leading safe, effective and person-centred healthcare.
Since the launch of the Quality Strategy, the Scottish Government announced its ambitious plan for integrated health and social care. This included setting the 2020 Vision and Strategic Narrative for achieving sustainable quality in the delivery of health and social care across Scotland.
The 2020 Vision provides the strategic narrative and context for taking forward the implementation of the Quality Strategy, and the required actions to improve efficiency and achieve financial Sustainability. It states that by 2020 everyone is able to live longer healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting.