Improvement

Improvement learning

A partnership event to raise awareness of improvement learning in Scotland’s social services.

Leading improvement learning?

Attend a free event on 28 August where the SSSC, Iriss and the Care Inspectorate will explore how to support people’s learning to promote improvement activity within services.

Launch of Evidence Search and Summary 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.

D-Cards

Difficulties, decisions, deliberations

A series of cards that can support you to facilitate difficult discussions and decisions.

How action research can help to deliver better services (video)

Creative storyboard

This storyboard (animated video) aims to explain what action research is and how it can help to improve public services. It uses the example of Cedar (Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) to talk through how action research can be useful and offers some hints and tips for those thinking about undertaking action research themselves.

Creating a culture of innovation

Final report of the Creating a Culture of Innovation project

Report that provides an overview and analysis of activities undertaken by Iriss - insights that have been gathered over the course of the Creating a Culture of Innovation project and a review of literature on encouraging creativity within organisations.