This pamphlet on commissioning research brings together papers from two Research in Practice seminars. Its central message is that research commissioned by child care agencies, including service evaluations, can bring clarity to children and family work provided certain considerations are borne in mind when planning and conducting studies and using the results. They include holding a sharp focus on the questions to be explored, choosing sympathetic, responsive researchers and having the skills to manage the contract.
Document laying out the rationale and evidence for an R&D strategy arising from the Changing Lives report which recommended such a strategy be developed and that the strategy should underpin the work of all five associated Change Programmes.
Report of a study established to look at the whole issue of learning in schools and consider the development of a working vocabulary for practitioners and policymakers centred on the concept of learning for pupils of school age. It also attempts to clarify the concept of learning to learn.
The Capability Framework defines a common set of capabilities for nurses built around five key areas: Practising Ethically, Knowledge for Practice, Leadership for Practice, Multi-Professional Approach, Care Delivery & Intervention, it will help the development of educational programmes to ensure that LACNs are fully competent and capable to meet the challenges they face. It has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Government Health Directorate.
Draft strategy document that sets out the proposals for a Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland. These proposals are based on knowledge about what works well in Scotland, and builds on the range of excellent progress and work underway already at local, regional and national levels. The strategy has been developed through wide ranging discussions with the people working in NHS Scotland, and with patients and carers.
A summary of the document "Towards a research and development strategy for social services in Scotland" which sets out the rationale and evidence for the development of an R&D strategy.
Report setting out the findings of a Rapid Evidence Assessment of international literature on effective substance misuse services for homeless people which reviewed good practice in other countries to discover if Scotland could learn any lessons from them.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) produced this guide through its Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit. It was prepared for the guidance of the Spiritual Care Development Committee, a multi-faith group which represents the main faith and belief groups in Scotland and also includes representatives from chaplaincy, the health service and the Scottish Executive Health Department. The group is a forum for discussing ideas and issues concerning spiritual and religious care within NHS Scotland.
Webpage describing a project which developed an organisational model trialed in Sicily, Italy which streamlined the legal and other procedures involved in international adoptions.
This workbook sets out to show how social care governance is made up of many of social care’s core activities, familiar to practitioners. It puts social care governance into direct practice by taking a team audit approach. This helps teams reflect on and evaluate their practice, using the knowledge SCIE has gathered, to make improvements. The audit framework helps the wider organisation to learn from practice.