An overview of place-based working both historically and in the context of current practice across Scotland has been published by WWS partner the Improvement Service. Place-based approaches to joint planning, resourcing and delivery – An overview of current practice in
Just published think piece: Community Anchors What Works Scotland Research Associate James Henderson reflects on the potential for community anchors to provide locally-led Scottish public service reform. http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/think-pieces/
Read our update on WWS latest activities, publications and achievements in the progress report May 2015 (pdf).
WWS Research Associate, Richard Brunner reflects on the recent Economics of Prevention seminar jointly organised by What Works Scotland and NHS Health Scotland on the WWS blog.
As Chief Researcher at the Scottish Government, Zoe Ferguson was instrumental in establishing What Works Scotland. In a What Works Scotland blog post she reflects on the journey so far.
Have you read the WWS literature reivew pulling together evidence on scaling up innovations? Nick Bland also reflects on the learning on the WWS Blog and discusses the evidence on why scaling up is difficult, and the crucial elements that
Richard Brunner, What Works Scotland Research Fellow, and Nick Watson What Works Scotland Co-Director, explore the concept of ‘capabilities’ as a framework for public service reform. Read the blog here or download the working paper
Visit our newly updated case study pages to see what issues in public service reform the four areas will investigate.
Jan 27th is the fist meeting of our advisory group, chaired by Allison Elliot. We are consulting them on our work plan, to be published on our website after we have taken their advice.
What Works Scotland Scholarship School of Social and Political Sciences Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board/University of Glasgow PhD Studentship: Assets based approaches for improving health and wellbeing. Applications are invited for an exciting new PhD studentship funded jointly by Ayrshire