TEAMWISE, USING RESEARCH EVIDENCE: A PRACTiCAL GUIDE FOR
Celia Atherton, Mo Barrat and Rhiannon Hodson, Research into
ISBN 1904984037, £15
STAR RATING: 4/5
Deceptive in size, only 40 pages and a CD-Rom, the Teamwise
handbook is wide-ranging in its scope, writes Marjory
Working from the premise that evidence-informed practice (EIP)
improves outcomes for children and their families, the tools and
resources that have been developed in the handbook could also be
used in adult care services and multi-disciplinary teams.
The handbook is supplemented by additional reading materials,
resources, and a discussion forum through a highly informative,
easily navigable website (www.rip.org.uk/teams). The
CD-Rom highlights practice examples from four teams that discuss
the benefits and challenges of introducing EIP, but was thin on
A pity, since attention to this would have reinforced the benefits
of what was clearly a very positive process.
Teamwise addresses the view that EIP is a tool in the government’s
modernising agenda, curtailing professional autonomy, and
challenges teams to move out of comfort zones.
It is a valuable resource for teams who wish to use EIP in their
Marjory Booth is team manager, Scottish Care