Community Safety Convention 22 nd September 2009. Using the Evidence Base to Influence Decision-making Dr Andrew McGuire, Improvement Service. Evidence-based decision-making:- Understanding the issues. What do we mean by the ‘evidence base’? What do we know?; What are the gaps?
Using the Evidence Base
to Influence Decision-making
Dr Andrew McGuire, Improvement Service
What outcomes are we seeking to address?
Short, medium and long-term outcomes
Who does the issue impact upon?
What interventions actually work (and represent good VFM)?
Determining the optimal mix of interventions
Partner responses - Achieving ‘more than the sum of the parts’
Shifting the balance to preventative / early interventions
How would you use evidence to develop an effective partnership response to improve outcomes around Alcohol-Related Violence?
Who are your allies/ who can help? And who is reluctant/ who do you need to persuade?
What evidence would be most useful?
What do you think should be done?
(Consider from your group perspective e.g. Council, Police, NHS or Communities)
Feedback / Discussion