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Organisational Audit for Evidence-Informed Practice: Practice Tool (2020)

Published: 21/09/2020

Author: Research in Practice


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Research in Practice. (2020). Organisational Audit for Evidence-Informed Practice (2012). Dartington: Research in Practice. Download citation file


Research shows that using evidence in practice supports individuals to be more confident and competent in what they do, and supports organisations to learn and improve. Both of these factors contribute to an improved experience and more effective services for users.

Based on research and practice experience, this audit reflects four main factors that support organisations to embed evidence-informed practice. For each factor we suggest five points that organisations should consider to help them make progress in embedding evidence-informed practice.


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Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Influencing and governing practice excellence within the organisation and community | Organisational context

CQC - Well led

PCF - Contexts and organisations

RCOT - Monitor resources | Health and safety

This September 2020 version is the latest update of the original, first published in January 2012.