The Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by an additional £2m announced in the cancer strategy, Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action, published in March 2016. Currently embedded in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and located at Building Nine at the Edinburgh BioQuarter.
The IHDP brings leadership and focus to realise the vision of harnessing the power of informatics to link NHS Scotland’s rich data assets and deliver value rapidly to patients, healthcare professionals, and the wider NHS.
The organisational structure of IHDP includes a combination of core staff, secondments, and advisors who contribute their time either on a consultancy basis or via in-kind contribution arrangements. This ensures that a wide range of sector knowledge is available to support the programme aims.