Scottish Health Innovations Ltd

SHIL & NHS Innovation in Scotland

Do you have an idea for a new improved medical product or would you just like to find out more about what SHIL do?  Click on the links below to find out more and get some inspiration…


Innovation Fund for NHS adoption

This fund is managed by SHIL to support NHS adoption of developments originating within the NHS in Scotland.



    Welcome to Our New Chairman

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    SHIL would like to welcome Graham Watson our new Chairman. 


    Graham Watson LLB CA FRSA is the founder of Positive Leadership Limited, a strategic leadership consulting firm. He is a member of Court and chair of the Court finance committee of Heriot-Watt University, a member of Council of the Law Society of Scotland and a non-executive director of North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited, where he is also chair of the audit committee. He was formerly a partner in Deloitte, based in the UK and USA. His background includes many years of board level corporate advisory experience in a variety of industry sectors where he has helped business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors maximise the value of their businesses in over 100 transactions with a combined value of over £2bn.


    Graham succeeds Heleen Kist, we would like to thank Heleen for her leadership over the last 3 and a half years. 



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    Scottish Health Innovations has a new Business Development Manager for NHS Grampian. Penny Harris will be the point of contact for sharing your ideas for new medical technology and any IP queries. Previously Penny was an intensive care nurse with special interest in pressure sore prevention and then went on to work as medical rep selling highly technical medical devices. With previous experience of the NHS and medical devices Penny brings extensive valuable knowledge to SHIL. To share your idea’s contact Penny by email at

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