Evidence-informed practice

The latest evidence

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.

The Hub

The Care Inspectorate, the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care services in Scotland, has launched The Hub, a website that provides access to resources aimed at supporting improvement in social services and social care through the use and sharing of intelligence and research-led practice. A fully accessible website, the content is provided in three categories: knowledge, innovation and improvement.