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Squaring the circle

In this guest blog, Derrick Johnstone, author of the Alliance's latest report, Squaring the Circle, develops the evidence discussion from the need for more robust standards of evidence and evaluation to explore the need to facilitate better use of evidence on the ground.

Rapid Evidence Assessments: a bright idea or a false dawn?

Research synthesis will be at the heart of the Government’s new What Works centres, however conducting systematic research reviews is often a lengthy and time consuming process and consequently, difficult to juggle with policy development. In this guest blog, Dr James Thomas, Assistant Director for Health and Wellbeing at the Institute of Education, explores whether Rapid Evidence Assessments are a practical solution.

Bringing evidence to life

In this guest blog, Amanda Edwards explains just how evidence can be used to improve the lives of people who use care and support services.


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