Evidence-informed practice

The evidence on social media

Social media
Summary which explores what is understood by 'social media', perceived risks of using it, opportunities and future implications for practice.

Getting evidence into action

Evidence for change
Collection of papers detailing the evidence into action scoping methodology developed through pilots in three health and social care partnerships.

Using evidence for change

A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology

A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology
A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology.

The latest evidence

Books
New Iriss Insights on the topics of adoption and restorative justice that are hot off the press

Community of Enquiry

A guide

Community of Enquiry
A Community of Enquiry (CoE) is a workshop-style session that offers space for a group of people to collaboratively explore ideas and ask rich and meaningful questions of each other.

Launch of Evidence Search and Summary Service

ESS Service

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.

Find out more.

The Right Decision

Right Decision

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:

Inspirational examples of evidence in action

Jigsaw image by craftivist collective on Flickr

We're looking to capture and showcase inspirational examples from across the social services sector in Scotland on how the translation of evidence into action is being effectively supported within organisations. This could include structures, processes or supports (such as resources, roles or initiatives) that are in place to implement change using this evidence, and the impact that this has generated.

Plan for prevention - prompt cards

Preventing loneliness and social isolation for older people

Preventing loneliness and social isolation for older people
Cards that prompt people to think about preventative approaches to maintain and build social and community connections for older people.