Report from a What Works Scotland event where 50 people from across Fife Council, the health, and voluntary sectors met to discuss how to get knowledge into action in Fife. It followed a previous national event on Getting Knowledge in Action in Public Services, held in Edinburgh earlier in 2015.
Dr Ailsa Cook from Outcome Focus, Dr Guro Huby from University College Østfold and Dr Sarah Morton from What Works Scotland reflect on the Scottish and Norwegian approaches to improving public services for people with mental health issues and addictions.
What Works Scotland co-director Dr Sarah Morton writes in January 2017 about the processes involved in setting up an evidence bank which allows public and voluntary sector partners to access existing research evidence to help decision-making.
Karen Seditas and Sarah Morton share details of the What Works Scotland Evidence Bank being developed from January 2015 to support the use of evidence in public service reform.