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Research, projects and events on topics related to social work and social care.

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Jul 31, 2014

The knowledge management strategy for the social services highlights the vital role of social media and urges organisations to encourage and nurture the innovative use of web-based interactive tools for communication, collaboration and learning.

Iriss Director Alison Petch introduces a new animation from NES and Iriss...


Jul 29, 2014

Finding, using and sharing knowledge on social care. Michael McEwan of Able Radio talks to Dr Ann Wales about translating knowledge into practice.

Anne is Programme Director for Knowledge Management with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). She explains the relationship between SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland) and...


Jul 28, 2014

NES Chief Executive Malcolm Wright. The social use of knowledge is an important strand of the Knowledge into Action strategy which aims to make finding and using knowledge a routine part of everyday work. By social use of knowledge we mean the tools, techniques and skills that connect people so that they can share...


Jul 7, 2014

Hospital to Home is an Iriss project to design a pathway to support the transition from hospital to home for older people.

In this episode, Fiona Munro, the project lead gives us an overview of Hospital to Home, progress to date and the final outcomes of the project. Peter Macleod, Director of Social Work...