The government has commissioned six centres (the What Works Network, https://www.gov.uk/what-works-network) to summarise and share research with local decision-makers including commissioners, head teachers, police and crime commissioners.
|What Works thematic coverage||Institutional host|
|Health and social care||National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): www.nice.org.uk |
|Improving education outcomes for school-aged children||Sutton Trust/Educational Endowment Foundation: http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/ |
|Tackling crime||College of Policing: www.college.police.uk/ |
|Effective early intervention||Early Intervention Foundation: www.earlyinterventionfoundation.org.uk |
|Fostering local economic growth||London School of Economics Spatial Economics Research Centre: www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk |
|Promoting active and independent ageing||Big Lottery Fund: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk (due to be created 2014)|
Their role will be to: generate a summary of evidence synthesis; translate the evidence; absorb the evidence; and promote the evidence. In short their job is to make it easier for local decision-makers (and the rest of us) to find out about, understand and use the evidence where it exists.
For further information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/what-works-network