As valued stakeholders of Iriss, we would really appreciate your insight and advice as we plan our work for 2018/19.
To help ensure our work plan responds to the needs and priorities of the workforce, we want to know more about your current priority areas and key issues.
Are there gaps in skills, knowledge, evidence and tools that you would you like to see filled? How might we help with that? To help us understand your priorities, we invite you to answer three questions.
We're really pleased to be supporting The International Foundation for Integrated Care's (IFIC) second series of free webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. The series will focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and managing frailty.
Need support to find and use evidence to inform practice?
Today, we launch ESSS, our free evidence search and summary service. ESSS will help you find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform service improvement and continuous learning.
The service is led by our Knowledge Manager, Lauren Smith, who will be happy to support you with your enquiry.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has recently updated its social media guidance for the workforce. It's great to see and is welcomed by Iriss given that we've been promoting the use of social media for learning and development purposes.
In a recent Third Force news article, Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive at SSSC speaks of the benefits:
As part of Self Management Week 2017 (2-6 October) a cross-sector group of information and library service staff will be coming together to promote the various ways in which people living with long term conditions can access information to support their health and wellbeing.
Today we launch a ‘Grow Your Personal Learning Network’ online course / workshop for social services staff.
It is for anyone interested in learning more about the web and social media to support them build personal and professional networks and promote lifelong learning.
Have you used our Outcomes & CO tool?
We’d love to hear what you thought of the tool, how it was (or will be) used and any other feedback you’d like to share.
Your feedback will inform further developments and will help us understand the difference the tool is making.
Those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for a free, tailored workshop on the tool.
We're looking forward to launching our new Evidence Search and Summary Service in the coming weeks.
As part of The Right Decision campaign - which aims to raise awareness of the role of the NHS librarian in providing the right evidence, at the right time, to support decision-making in health and social care - two WebEx (online presentations) are being held.
Both WebEx presentations will bring sector staff up to speed with the specialist librarian services available. They will cover: