Gallanach Supports Evidence Based Management Practice

17 April 19

At Gallanach, we use the principles of evidence based management practice in all our work.


But what is evidence based management?


The Centre for Evidence Based Management defines it as follows.

“Evidence-based management is about making decisions through the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the best available evidence from multiple sources by ….

  Asking: Translating a practical issue or problem into an answerable question
  Acquiring: Systematically searching and retrieving the evidence
  Appraising: Critically judging the trustworthiness and relevance of the evidence
  Aggregating: Weighing and and pulling together the evidence
  Applying: Incorporating the evidence in the decision-making process
  Assessing: Evaluating the outcome of the decision taken



… to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.”


We’ve blogged about what evidence based management means for HR practice here and here.


Science for Work provides great guidance on what HR management interventions really work.



In developing a detailed workforce plan, Gallanach quickly got to grip with what had been a difficult task for our NHS Medway team.  They worked very effectively and professionally with all the relevant stakeholders.  They tested their thinking with my team and adapted the plan in line with local needs.  I now have an excellent workforce plan that enables us to progress our Medway model.


Caroline Selkirk, Accountable Officer, NHS Medway CCG