Achieving evidence based practice: impact of the Caledonian Development Model

Debbie Tolson, Jo Booth, Andrew Lowndes

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The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the Caledonian Development Model, designed to promote evidence-based practice. The model features practice-development activities, benchmarking, knowledge pooling and translation through membership of a community of practice and a virtual college. Twenty-four nurses, from 18 practice sites formed three communities of practice, each selecting evidence-based guidance to implement. A modified group supervision framework empowered nurses to champion local implementation. Outcomes were determined at 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-691
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008


  • quality improvement
  • older people
  • nursing
  • communities of practice


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