June 2007 saw the publication of the Working With Risk Trainers Manual and Practitioner Manual through Pavilion Publishing. The Trainers Manual provides a flexible two-day training programme, with the option of using any of the individual sessions as stand-alone training resources. The Practitioner Manual provides a set of practice-based risk tools with supporting guidance on how and when to use each. These materials also aim to discuss some of the wider risk issues and identify a key part of current research and literature. The practice-based tools are also supported by completed case examples.

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    • The Art of Co-ordinating Care: A Handbook of Best Practice for Everyone Involved in Care and Support
      The Art of Co-ordinating Care: A Handbook of Best Practice for Everyone Involved in Care and Support

      Jointly written by Practice Based Evidence & ARW, this resource is of importance to everyone in mental health, social care and learning disability services, including primary care.

    • Assertive Outreach: A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice
      Assertive Outreach: A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice

      Primarily aimed at developing assertive outreach, but its focus on a strengths approach is applicable to all parts of the mental health system.

    Consultancy Services

    The Practice Based Evidence consultancy offers a track record of delivering top class service and team practice development support since October 2001. From 2016 the consultancy is focusing on a combination of case management services for people with acquired brain injury and orthopaedic trauma; peer reviews of mental health teams for the Royal College of Psychiatrists; and the training & practice development priorities with organisations interested in implementing positive risk-taking within a strengths approach.

    The partnerships engaged over this time

    2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
    2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


    As Steve surveyed the audience he realised he had overestimated the size of venue needed for his presentation. Over the years the focus on team developments has focused on a range of initiatives & protocols, as outlined below. The favoured approach is to engage practitioners in the ideas and development from the start, thus gaining more of their ownership of what emerges.

    A Summary of 'Practice Development' initiatives and protocols

    Consultancy priorities:

    • Continuing building on existing experience developing teams and services in statutory services (health & social care), and voluntary services (housing & support)
    • Continuing the preference for offering an in-house resource for organisations
    • Areas of special interest and experience:
      • Coaching and developing team leaders/managers
      • Raising awareness and improving practice in delivering service user-centred care and support
      • Developing team approaches and good team-working
      • Making ‘recovery’ a reality through the application of a Strengths Approach to all of my work - further details of consultancy services available
      • Working with Risk ~ developing policy and practice - further details of consultancy services available
      • Implementing good quality risk decision-making through the concept of ‘positive risk-taking’… applicable to all types of teams and services
      • Reviewing different aspects of team practice and service policy developments
      • Looking to implement DH policy guidance in more flexible and creative service user-centred ways (e.g. CPA and co-ordinating care) through development and training
      • Offering an approach to training that is practice focused and service user-centred

    Contact Steve to discuss any development or training needs on: 07733 105264 or stevemorgan57@hotmail.com or steve@practicebasedevidence.com