evidence-informed practice

In 2001 the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) commissioned Professor Colwyn Trevarthen and a team of colleagues to review the research evidence on the development of children from birth to three years old, and to consider the implications of that evidence for the provision of care outwith the home.

This guide aims to assist local authorities and their partner agencies in the development of inclusive, evidence-based and cost-effective homelessness services for their local ethnic minority populations. This document is related to the ODPM-commissioned research the Causes of Homelessness Amongst Ethnic Minority Populations.

The stigma face by people with a mental illness can create social isolation, reduce opportunities and make recovery more difficult. This report looks at the evidence for effective anti-stigma marketing campaigns, in particular Rethink's experience in Norwich and Northern Ireland. The Norwich and Northern Ireland campaigns are described. There is then some discussion of their impact based on the results of telephone surveys carried out before and after the campaigns. Lessons from Norwich and Northern Ireland are discussed.

First in a series of guides on developing and implementing Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs). While ICPs have been developed within health settings, there is a growing interest in their development across a range of treatment and social care settings to ensure that a co-ordinated, quality service is provided over the full continuum of care. Care pathways are designed to minimise delays, make best use of resources, and maximise quality of care.

This guide examines when and how integrated care pathways can be used to provide better care for people with drug problems.

These guidelines are a revision of 'Drug Misuse and Dependence: Guidelines on Clinical Management' published in 1991. A comprehensive set of guidance is provided for doctors in the assessment, treatment and management of drug users and drug misuse.

This is the second in a series of guides on developing and implementing Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs). This guide identifies the steps involved in developing an ICP and examines each process in more detail.

It is aimed at anyone involved in commissioning, planning, developing, delivering and evaluating services for drug users.

Report providing an understanding of the context for geographically focused community regeneration activity in Scotland, assessing the impacts of previous community regeneration interventions and sketching out the challenges for policy makers in developing effective community regeneration approaches in the future.

Conference report which provides an overview of key research findings presented by the main speakers at the conference.

In addition, it summarises the discussions of the three parallel workshops, in which participants were asked to identify three current opportunities for getting research into practice more effectively, and three barriers which may prevent research influencing practice.

Guide that reports on the first phase of the Action on Health Visiting programme and sets out the next steps for the future. It is intended as a handbook for health visitors and their teams, provider managers, commissioners, educationalists and everyone who has an interest in providing a public health programme for children and families.

This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.