An introduction to What Works Scotland’s lessons for public service reform in Scotland, published at the conclusion of the four-year programme, and the report to download.
This research report outlines and shares some of the learning about putting Christie into action from collaborative action research and reflection with Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership. It argues that understanding the developing frontier of collaborative and participatory governance will help to identify potential opportunities to make further progress with ‘wicked’ issues like inequality.
Case study that examines how the approach and learning from a successful violence and anti-social behaviour intervention has spread to two other communities. The report shows how the distinct characteristics of the Operation Modulus approach support the principles and practice of public service reform, more widely and in relation to other issues.
This seminar, run by What Works Scotland in partnership with ScotPHN and NHS Health Scotland, examined issues around changing the balance of spend to emphasise prevention and to shift the balance of care away from hospitals into social care in the community. It considered the assumptions around disinvestment, and how to measure and realise potential savings in prevention.
Report and case studies co-produced by Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland, which discuss areas of emerging policy and practice as the CPP explores ‘putting Christie into action’ and opportunities arising from the Community Empowerment Act.
This evidence review and briefing offers practicable steps to support local authorities and community planning partnerships to mitigate and prevent child poverty and identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty.
What Works Scotland PhD student Alex Wright has co-authored a paper about taxes on alcohol, tobacco and other unhealthy products. It contains a systematic review of the research on health taxes, and aims to generate insights into how such taxes can: reduce
Evidence review presenting evidence to support South Ayrshire local authority and community planning partnership to mitigate and prevent child poverty and identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty. An evidence briefing summarises the review.
Presentations and resources from a seminar delivered jointly by NHS Health Scotland and What Works Scotland exploring how we can predict the impact of prevention on the demand for health and social care.
This case study of Operation Modulus, an innovative violence and anti-social behaviour intervention aimed at a gang of young people. It shows how partnership, co-production and an outcome-focus can be successfully put into practice, and demonstrates that leadership is an additional essential element of successfully ‘operationalising Christie’.