The Health and Social Care Advisory Service is a registered charity which:

  • Works with clients and partners to support continuous service improvement across health and social care settings
  • Delivers expert advice and independent, evidence-based investigation of serious incidents and homicides
  • Works with families to understand their experience of services and develop positive recommendations that make a difference
  • Aims to be systematic, rigorous and reflective, building on evidence provided by research, best practice and user experience

Our vision is to provide positive change and be an organisation underpinned by the principles of empowerment, inclusion and transparency.

We welcome contact from private or public sector organisations who believe our expertise can help enhance their learning and development, to support openness and transparency and provide independent input from an experienced team with national standing.

Dr Androulla Johnstone
Chief Executive


Conference: Friday 27 March 2015, 11 Cavendish Square, London
HASCAS and NHS England are holding jointly a national conference about lessons learned following investigations into the care of Veterans. Working with the Ministry of Defence, NHS England and Third Sector organisations (Combat Stress and British Legion), HASCAS looks forward to the conference on 27 March 2015. Click here for the Agenda. Anyone interested in booking a place, please contact NHS England as follows: mette.vognsen@nhs.net maureen.edwards1@nhs.net
Investigation into the Association of Jimmy Savile with Stoke Mandeville Hospital
The Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, responsible for Stoke Mandeville Hospital, commissioned HASCAS to provide the lead independent investigator for their Speaking Out Investigation. For more information, visit the Buckingham Healthcare website. The report to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is due to be published in the last week in February 2015.