Community Planning

in Scotland

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nhs health scotland

Evaluation and external review

The team supports the routine use of evidence and evaluation techniques in the work of improvement. The team has expertise in, and can provide health and economic support, evidence reviews, critical appraisal, advice on evaluation and captured dissemination of learning.

Summary

Healthcare Improvement Scotland website

http://ihub.scot/a-z-programmes/evidence-and-evaluation-for-improvement/

Location

Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie

Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team Lead

sharon.wiener-ogilvie@nhs.net

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HIS/iHub Evidence and Evaluation of Improvement Teams

Provides advice and guidance on health service research activity including: literature search and summary; systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative data; health technology assessment; evaluation of improvement programmes including economic evaluation; development and implementation of surveys.

Summary

Healthcare Improvement Scotland website

http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/evidence.aspx

Location

Karen Ritchie

Head of Knowledge and Information/Deputy Director, Evidence

karenritchie@nhs.net

Contact

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HIS Evidence Directorate

Support with taking an outcomes focused approach to monitoring progress and assessing impact.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

Provider

Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation

NHS Health Scotland has produced seven outcomes frameworks to help plan and evaluate health improvement work. The frameworks cover alcohol, healthy weight, health at work, mental health, parenting, problem drug use and tobacco.

Summary

NHS Health Scotland

Provider

NHS Health Scotland website

http://www.healthscotland.com/ofhi/index.html

Location

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Outcomes Frameworks to Plan and Evaluate Health Improvement Work

External review

The Care Inspectorate, working with HIS, has carried out a programme of scrutiny in health and social care partnerships to identify how well partners are working together to deliver positive outcomes for older people. Findings are relevant across partnerships and so are published online. From April 2017, the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are jointly responsible for inspecting, and supporting improvement in, strategic commissioning.

Summary

Joint Inspections of adult services

Joint inspections of services for children. By the end of 2017/18, the Care Inspectorate will have led 32 inspections of services for children. These identify how well partners are working together to improve services for children. The Scottish Government has asked the Care Inspectorate to lead a new programme of work focused on child protection and children for whom there are corporate parenting responsibilities.

Summary

Joint Inspections of childrens' services

Designed to support a key social work and social care practice tool. The resource defines chronologies, explaining their uses and limitations and aims to help professionals address the variation in the quality and application of chronologies that our inspection work continues to identify. The guide recognises the significant developments in approaches to multi-disciplinary working and service delivery that have taken place since 2010, for example, Getting it Right for Every Child. It also recognises that chronologies have equal relevance in work with adults, particularly evident in adult support and protection and criminal justice social work serious incident reviews.

Summary

Helen Happer

Chief Inspector - Strategic Scrutiny

enquiries@careinspectorate.com

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Practice Guide to Chronologies 2017

Kinharvie Institute can provide a service, team or organisation with an independent review or evaluation. The Institute's  consultants work with organisations to develop clarity on what the organisation is seeking to review or evaluate (be it a team, a project, a service, an organisation’s performance) and then tailor a process to your needs, the people involved and the budget available.

 

The review/evaluation processes are normally comprised of some/all of the following:

 

  • facilitating meetings of large groups (25+ people)
  • facilitated focus groups
  • 1:1 conversations with individuals
  • online surveys
  • review of relevant documentation

 

After careful analysis of the data gained from the above processes, The Institute provides a summary of the main findings and, if required, make recommendations aimed at promoting future effectiveness.

Summary

Kinharvie website

http://www.kinharvie.org.uk

Location

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Kinharvie Institute

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nhs health scotland

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