Innovations for Moray

Welcome to Moray

The Perfect Place to Call Home

An Idyllic location to live, work, rest and play.

Are you looking for a beautiful, peaceful, and affordable place to live? Look no further than Moray. Located on the coast of the Moray Firth and stretching to the Cairngorms, Moray offers a perfect blend of stunning landscapes, rich history, and a friendly community. And, as an additional bonus, housing here is the most affordable in Scotland, making it an attractive choice for families and professionals alike.

Innovation and Investment

Punching well above its population size in terms of innovation, Moray is undergoing a period of significant investment.

In 2021, a new deal saw £100million invested into the region – with funding for the development of an innovation focused campus and centre.

With a strong regional focus on innovation, NHS Grampian is committed to ensuring Moray has development at its heart.

In 2016, the health board launched its own dedicated Innovation Hub.

It consists of individuals, from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, and works to identify and implement new innovative technologies and practices to better healthcare in Grampian – and further afield.
By working with and supporting staff as well as external organisations, the hub plays a key role in innovation at NHS Grampian.

Dr Gray’s teams have been instrumental in many local ‘test-bed’ evaluations.

Dr Gray’s Hospital, was one of only three regional areas in Scotland to be part of the DHI’s ScotCap evaluation.

The gastrointestinal diagnostic is a capsule with tiny cameras that once swallowed, take pictures of the lining of the bowel to look for any problems or signs of disease.

This test can be used instead of a colonoscopy. This work has now been upscaled to other boards and trusts across the UK.

For more information: SCOTCAP | Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre ( 


Dr Gray’s Hospital (DGH) was part of the multicentre service evaluation of the Teleophthalmology project for NHS Grampian.

ED consultants from DGH were able to provide oncall consultants in Aberdeen with a live view of the patient’s eye remotely and avoid unnecessary journeys to Aberdeen for Moray patients.

The technology became an integral part of the emergency eye centres during covid.

Digital Dermatology

The nurse led dermatology team in DGH were part of the Digital Dermatology Service Evaluation for Grampian alongside a consultant team in ARI.

The service has since become business as usual in Grampian and is the basis of the work The national Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) is progressing with the Accelerated National Innovation Adoption (ANIA) pathway looks to “assess, prioritise and scale up” impactful and influential innovations as part of the “Once for Scotland” approach. 

Speech and Language Therapy

SaLT in Moray evaluated VCreate to see how well the technology could work for areas outwith Neurology, for which it was originally designed.

Secure video technology for healthcare transformation ( 

Community engagement

As part of the development of the plan, more than 3,000 people from including staff, the public and a variety of partner organisations across Moray had their say about what is important to them, what works well and what could be improved.

As part of the development of the plan, more than 3,000 people from including staff, the public and a variety of partner organisations across Moray had their say about what is important to them, what works well and what could be improved.

So, we know the plan is what people want and we’d love for you to help us make it happen.

As one of the northernmost and smallest district general hospitals in Scotland, we have a geographical opportunity with Dr Gray’s to deliver something truly innovative.

Teams have long-established training links with colleagues and Universities in Inverness, Aberdeen and across the Highlands and Islands, and many colleagues have experience of working in the different locations already.

There are many professional benefits for people in our team by working more closely together.

Dr Gray’s Hospital has a strong heritage for training. We are redoubling those efforts to help attract the best and brightest to Moray’s flagship healthcare facility.

A full assessment of the space, quality and function of the site has also been completed, and this work is informing the improvements and changes needed to the building now as well as where investment will be prioritised in the future.

A Programme Director for the NHS Highland and NHS Grampian Maternity Collaborative is dedicated to the delivery of the plan, and recruitment to a number of new positions, including a dedicated consultant midwife for Moray, is underway.

Existing services will be enhanced and new services developed in Dr Gray’s Hospital – ensuring as many women as possible receive the majority of care throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond closer to home, supported by a network of clinicians.

This includes:

  • Pre-operative anaesthetic assessments
  • The expansion of Day Assessment and Triage facilities covering scheduled and unscheduled care needs
  • Combined specialist clinics for women with medical comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiac disease, blood disorders
  • The introduction of non-invasive fetal medicine clinics supported by trained sonographers and specialist obstetricians
  • Additional sonography capacity from scanning midwives
  • Specialist clinics supported by dedicated specialist midwives to enhance care for women with complex care needs

Moray Maternity Service Plan

NHS Grampian is working jointly with colleagues across NHS Highland on the ambitious and exciting Moray Maternity Services Plan.

An additional £10 million of investment has been made already but, there is no doubt, the success of this relies very much on the networked North of Scotland approach.

We’d love for you to play a key part in the teams working together to deliver local services for women and families.

CAELUS drone project

The CAELUS drone project aims to use drones to support healthcare in Scotland.
It looks to develop the UK’s first national distribution network to transport essential medicines, blood, organs and other medical supplies throughout Scotland, using drones.

GEMINI Project

The GEMINI (Grampian’s Evaluation of Mia in an Innovative National breast screening Initiative) project aims to understand the impact of introducing AI into the breast screening programme, at NHS Grampian.


The GRACE Project

The GRACE (Grampian’s Radiology Assisted Chest x-ray Evaluation) project sees Artificial Intelligence (AI) driving a new prioritization and decision support tool, currently being evaluated in our radiology, emergency departments and acute medical assessment units across NHS Grampian.

Robot Surgery

NHS Grampian was the first territorial health board in Scotland to introduce robot assisted surgery. Since then it has built on early success – and has achieved many Scottish firsts in the process.

In 2021 NHS Grampian introduced three new multi-million pound surgical robots to assist with procedures. Two da Vinci Xi robots, and a Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System to help NHS Grampian stay at the forefront of the field.



Providing a full event management service from project planning to the design and build of exhibition systems. We even run our own events like the Dedicated2Weddings Exhibition, while we have branded prestigious events such as Andy Murray Live.

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