The aim of evidence based practice (EBP) is for the clinical practices of health care professionals to be based on the best research evidence available, rather than on personal opinion or professional rituals. EBP should lead to best practice being used in all clinical areas, improving quality of care & patient safety, and increasing patient satisfaction.
This page aims to aim to highlight the most important evidence based NHS Scotland resources for SHSC students.
The NHS Scotland Knowledge Network is the national online library and knowledge management platform for health and social care staff within NHS Scotland. It is run by the NHS for the NHS. All staff and students of the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier who are teaching or training with NHS Scotland are entitled to register for, and use, this service .
It provides access to BMJ Best Practice and a range of other databases, online journals and books . It also has access to a range of NHS professional subject based portals - great places for students to get the most up to date NHS Scotland documents and policy in their professional area. Many of the resources are free, but to get the best out of the service, please register via the home page using the Register button. On registration, NHS Scotland will issue Edinburgh Napier SHSC staff/students with an NHS Scotland Athens username and password that they can use to access the whole site.
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NHS Scotland resources supporting leadership, management and quality improvement
Supporting health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve health and social care services. Current projects being carried out.
NHS Scotland resource highlighting information & resources on the improvement journey, - quality improvement tools, guides and frameworks.
Range of development resources about leadership and management.
Learning resources for practicing managers and leaders in scottish health & social care. Requires an NHS Scotland Athens logion to access.
Leadership resources for social services staff