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Threading the Needle

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Threading the Needle - How to explore decision making and the role of evidence

This guide describes the process that was used in 2016 to help North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership review and improve their Integrated Care Fund decision making, with a particular focus on the use of third sector evidence. The process can be adapted to suit other situations.

Threading the Needle - Layers of support

This pictorial illustration of 'the layers of support in our society' was developed during the Threading the Needle work in Fife.

Threading the Needle - Learning point: We need to build the focus on outcomes

Using third sector evidence to commission outcomes for health and social care - We need to build the focus on outcomes shares what ESS has found out about current practice within health and social care partnerships around setting and measuring outcomes, and evaluation in general.

Threading the Needle - Learning point: We need to talk about data and evidence

Using third sector evidence to commission outcomes for health and social care - We need to talk about data and evidence shares what ESS has found out about how the third and public sectors can talk to each other about data and evidence.

Threading the Needle - Learning point: We need to understand where third sector evidence fits

Using third sector evidence to commission outcomes for health and social care - We need to understand where third sector evidence fits aims to share what we found out about third sector data and evidence and its use in commissioning services.

Threading the Needle - Monitoring and evaluation form (North Ayrshire)

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership developed this monitoring and evaluation form for the Integrated Care Fund.

Threading the Needle - Reviewing the pathway

This document describes how Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) helped the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership to review the pathway for anticipatory care planning (ACP).

Threading the Needle - Story board for Fife

This infographic tells the story of Threading the Needle in Fife working with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and befriending organisations.

Threading the Needle - Story board for Glasgow

This story board shows the work of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership to develop Anticipatory Care Plans with support from the third sector.

Threading the Needle - Story board for North Ayrshire

This infographic tells the story of Threading the Needle in North Ayrshire working with North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and the use of third sector evidence in decision making.

Threading the Needle - Story board for Perth and Kinross

This presentation tells the story of Threading the Needle in Perth and Kinross and how third sector evidence can be used in locality planning.

Threading the Needle - Understanding how befriending can help Fife Health & Social Care Partnership address its priorities

'From the source to the sea' document is a product of Threading the Needle which illustrates how befriending services may be able to help the Fife Partnership achieve its strategic priorities ( and the none national health and wellbeing outcomes).