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Health and Community Care Social Research Publications

Due to Scottish Government web publishing system changes in early 2012 this publication listing no longer generates automatically more recent research reports. Manual titles have been added based on Social Research records elsewhere.

2013, 2014 & 2015 Health and Social Care Publications

Date

Publication

Description

9/11/2017

The Scottish Approach: A case study of the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy

A case study of the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy which assesses the extent to which the Strategy embodies the ‘Scottish Approach’ to policy.
27/07/2017

A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Role within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland: Main Report

An evaluation in two early adopter sites (Dumfries and Galloway and Perth and Kinross) for a refocused role for school nursing
27/07/2017

A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Role within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland: Summary Report

An evaluation in two early adopter sites (Dumfries and Galloway and Perth and Kinross) for a refocused role for school nursing
28/06/2017 Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation: Analysis of Responses The Scottish Government undertook a consultation inviting views on ways of increasing the numbers of organ and tissue donations. The consultation paper outlined options including the introduction of a soft opt out / deemed authorisation system. It also suggested ways of increasing referrals by clinical teams to specialist transplant teams when they are caring for a dying or recently deceased patient. The findings presented summarise the views of those who participated in the consultation.
28/06/2017

Consultation on the New National Health and Care Standards: Analysis of Responses - Research Findings

The Scottish Government undertook a consultation inviting views on ways of increasing the numbers of organ and tissue donations. The consultation paper outlined options including the introduction of a soft opt out / deemed authorisation system. It also suggested ways of increasing referrals by clinical teams to specialist transplant teams when they are caring for a dying or recently deceased patient. The findings presented summarise the views of those who participated in the consultation.
28/04/2017

Consultation on the New National Health and Care Standards: Analysis of Responses

Analysis of the responses received to the consultation on new National Care Standards
28/04/2017

Consultation on the New National Health and Care Standards: Analysis of Responses - Research Findings

Analysis of the responses received to the consultation on new National Care Standards
24/03/2017

A Process Evaluation of the Implementation of ASSIST in Scotland

This report provides the findings of the process evaluation of ASSIST pilot in Scotland. ASSIST is a licensed, peer-led, school-based smoking prevention programme that encourages the dissemination of non-smoking norms by training S1 and S2 students to work as peer supporters.
24/03/2017

A Process Evaluation of the Implementation of ASSIST in Scotland - Research Findings

This report provides the findings of the process evaluation of ASSIST pilot in Scotland. ASSIST is a licensed, peer-led, school-based smoking prevention programme that encourages the dissemination of non-smoking norms by training S1 and S2 students to work as peer supporters.
08/03/2017

Young carers: Review of research and data

This paper discusses the data and evidence on young carers and young adult carers. It combines an analysis of data on young carers from Scotland’s Census 2011 with the findings of a review of the evidence on young carers focused on the period 2005-2015.
7/12/2016

'What Works' in Drug Education and Prevention?

This literature review examines the evidence of effectiveness of different types of drug prevention and education for children and young people, principally that which is delivered in schools.
05/12/2016

Mental Health in Scotland - a 10-year vision: analysis of responses to the public engagement exercise

This report presents the key messages from the analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s engagement exercise about a new Mental Health Strategy for Scotland.
30/11/2016

Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland

This report presents the results of mixed methods research on New Psychoactive Substance use among vulnerable young people, people in contact with mental health services, people affected by homelessness, people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men.
15/09/2016

Review of Autism Network Scotland

This report presents findings from an independent review of Autism Network Scotland
30/06/2016

Consultation Analysis: Supporter Involvement in Scottish Football Clubs

The report presents an analysis of the responses to a consultation on supporter involvement in influencing, governing, bidding for and buying professional football clubs in Scotland. This ran between 26th September 2015 and 15th January 2016.
10/06/2016

Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery

Research into public attitudes in Scotland towards people with a history of drug dependence
10/06/2016 Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery – Research Findings Research into public attitudes in Scotland towards people with a history of drug dependence
09/06/2016

Consultation on Proposals for the Introduction of the Role of an Independent National (Whistleblowing) Oficer (INO): Analysis of Responses

Analysis of responses to the consultation on proposals for the introduction of the role of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INO).
09/06/2016

Consultation on Proposals for the Introduction of the Role of an Independent National (Whistleblowing) Oficer (INO): Analysis of Responses – Research Findings

Analysis of responses to the consultation on proposals for the introduction of the role of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INO).
13/05/2016

Young adults and e-cigarettes: a qualitative exploration of awareness, experience and attitudes

Findings from qualitative research into young adults’ awareness and experiences of, and attitudes towards, e-cigarettes in Scotland, in 2015-16.
13/05/2016

Young adults and e-cigarettes: a qualitative exploration of awareness, experience - Research Findings

Findings from qualitative research into young adults’ awareness and experiences of, and attitudes towards, e-cigarettes in Scotland, in 2015-16.
18/03/2016

Evaluation of the Healthy Start Scheme: An Evidence Review

A review of the evidence base on the Healthy Start Scheme
3/03/2016

contractSCOTLAND: Review of the service extension pilot

The contactSCOTLAND review was undertaken to understand uptake and usage of the extended pilot service and gather information on stakeholders’ views and experiences of the contactSCOTLAND service.
11/02/2016

Public Health Review: Analysis of responses to the engagement paper

Analysis of responses to engagement questions to inform the Public Health Review in Scotland 2015
3/02/2016

Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of the general public in relation to responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of the general public in relation to responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

21/12/2015

Consultation on the Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy: Analysis of Responses

Analysis of written responses to the draft Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy.
21/12/2015

Consultation on the Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy: Analysis of Responses - Research Findings

Analysis of written responses to the draft Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy.
19/11/2015

Active Scotland Outcomes: Indicator Equality Analysis

This report presents an analysis of equality data across the indicators from the Active Scotland Outcomes Framework. Many data gaps were highlighted, however, available evidence points to inequality of opportunities and outcomes for all groups with protected characteristics across all the Active Scotland outcomes.
9/10/2015

A realist evaluation of the enhanced health visiting service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran

An evaluation of the NHS Ayrshire and Arran enhanced health visiting service. The evaluation aimed to understand how the service works for both parents and health visitors with a view to informing the implementation and evaluation of an increased health visiting service in Scotland.
27/09/2015 Young People and E-Cigarettes in Scotland: A Survey of Secondary School Pupils Reports on the findings of a survey in late 2014 with Scottish secondary pupils about e-cigarettes.
8/07/2015

Cosmetic Interventions - Survey of Scottish Population

This report presents the key findings from an online survey of Scottish adults. It is based on research about private cosmetic procedures in Scotland and focuses on topics including public awareness and perceptions, procedures the public have undergone, expectations and understanding of procedures, resulting health problems, consideration for future procedures, and seeking advice through resources.

10/06/2015

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2015: Online Pilot

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) has always been administered on paper. This report summarises an online pilot ahead of the potential move to conduct some of the SALSUS 2015 fieldwork online rather than on paper
28/05/2015

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2015: Online Feasibility Study

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) has always been administered on paper. This report summarises a feasibility study exploring the transition from paper to online administration. This is being considered for the 2015 wave of SALSUS
14/05/2015

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) Data Over Time - Stage 1: Feasibility Report

This report summarises changes in the methodology and questionnaire coverage of SALSUS over time that could impact on the feasibility of producing a unified data-set. It concludes that the data is consistent enough that a combined dataset would allow meaningful analysis of trends over time and posit that Stage 2 of the research should proceed. It also set out recommendations
5/05/2015 A Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland: Analysis of Responses Analysis of written responses to the Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland
5/05/2015 Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings: Consultation Analysis Report from the independent analysis of the consultation on proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings.
5/05/2015 Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings: Consultation Analysis – Research Findings Research findings from the independent analysis of the consultation on proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings.
5/05/2015 Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services: Consultation Analysis Report from the independent analysis of the Consultation to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services
5/05/2015 Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services: Consultation Analysis – Research Findings Research findings from the independent analysis of the Consultation to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services
29/04/2015

National Care Standards Review: Consultation Analysis Report

Report of the Independent Analysis of the responses to the National Care Standards public consultation
29/04/2015 National Care Standards Review: Consultation Analysis Research Findings Research Findings of the Independent Analysis of the responses to the National Care Standards public consultation
29/04/2015 National Care Standards Review: Consultation Analysis - Easy Read Version Report of the Independent Analysis of the responses to the National Care Standards public consultation
7/04/2015 Refreshing the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and Scottish Government Partnership Agreement: External Review Findings from a review of the impact of the Health and Care ALLIANCE Scotland, its future role, and the strengths and weaknesses of the current working and funding model with the Scottish Government. It was carried out between July and December 2014.
7/04/2015 Refreshing the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and Scottish Government Partnership Agreement: External Review - Research Findings A summary of findings from a review of the impact of the Health and Care ALLIANCE Scotland, its future role, and the strengths and weaknesses of the current working and funding model with the Scottish Government. It was carried out between July and December 2014.
4/03/2015

Carers Legislation - Analysis of Consultation Responses

Report of the independent analysis of the responses to the Carers Legislation public consultation.
10/11/2014 Attitudes to Mental Health in Scotland: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013 Report on public attitudes to mental health, based on data collected in the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, and comparison with data collected through four previous surveys between 2002 and 2008.
10/11/2014 Attitudes to Mental Health in Scotland: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013 - Research Findings Report on public attitudes to mental health, based on data collected in the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, and comparison with data collected through four previous surveys between 2002 and 2008.
7/11/2014

Sexual Health & Wellbeing Survey: Main Findings

This report summarises findings from an online survey of 1,500 adults in Scotland who had been in a sexual relationship in the past year.
15/08/2014

External Review of ASH Scotland 2014

Findings from a review which was commissioned to examine and assess ASH Scotland’s performance in providing value for money in relation to the grant funding provided by the Scottish Government. It was carried out between April and June 2014.
30/05/2014 Applications to Provide NHS Pharmaceutical Services – A Consultation on the Control of Entry Arrangements and Dispensing GP Practices

Independent Consultation Analysis Report on the Responses received for the Consultation on the Control of Entry Arrangements and Dispensing GP Practices

30/05/2014 Applications to Provide NHS Pharmaceutical Services: Consultation on the Control of Entry Arrangements and Dispensing GP Practices - Research Findings

Independent Research Findings on the Responses received for the Consultation on the Control of Entry Arrangements and Dispensing GP Practices

7/04/2014 Disabled Children and Child Protection in Scotland: An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability In March 2013 the Scottish Government appointed researchers from the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre and the University of Strathclyde, School of Social Work and Social Policy, to investigate the relationship between disabled children and child protection practice.
7/04/2014 Disabled Children and Child Protection in Scotland: An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability - Research Findings This project was commissioned by the Scottish Government Children and Families Division to investigate the relationship between disabled children and child protection practice. Through interviews and focus groups the researchers spoke with 61 professionals working on issues of disabled children and child protection in Scotland.
20/02/2014

The Experiences of Mothers Aged Under 20: Analysis of Data From the Growing up in Scotland Study

Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland data on the circumstances of first-time mothers in Scotland who were aged under 20 at the time of the child’s birth. Data collected up to the child’s sixth birthday were used to compare these circumstances with those of mothers who were aged 20 to 24 and aged 25 or older at the time of their child’s birth
20/02/2014

The Experiences of Mothers Aged Under 20: Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland Data - Research Findings

Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland data on the circumstances of first-time mothers in Scotland who were aged under 20 at the time of the child’s birth. Data collected up to the child’s sixth birthday were used to compare these circumstances with those of mothers who were aged 20 to 24 and aged 25 or older at the time of their child’s birth
23/01/2014 The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses Analysis of responses to the Scottish Government consultation on provision of specialist residential chronic pain services in Scotland
23/01/2014

The Provision of Specialist Residential Chronic Pain Services in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Findings - Research Findings

Analysis of responses to the Scottish Government consultation on provision of specialist residential chronic pain services in Scotland

08/11/2013

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013: Draft Regulations and Statutory Guidance: Consultation Analysis - Research Findings

Summary of the the analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 draft regulations and Statutory Guidance.

08/11/2013

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013: Draft Regulations and Statutory Guidance – Analysis of Consultation Responses

Report of the analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 draft regulations and Statutory Guidance.

11/10/2013

Young People's Knowledge and Understanding about Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses – Research Findings

Survey of S3-S6 pupils in Scotland about how often they have been taught about sexual health in school, what their understanding is, and how they think they will use this understanding in the future.

09/10/2013

Evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in NHS Lothian, Scotland: 4th Report - Toddlerhood

This report presents the key findings from the fourth of four evaluation reports on the individual phases of the Family Nurse Partnership programme implemented in NHS Lothian, Scotland. The evaluation focuses on learning from the delivery of the programme during the toddlerhood phase of the programme (the period when client’s children are 12 to 24 months old).

18/09/2013

The Impact of Disability on the Lives of Young Children: Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland Data – Research Findings

This research project was commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit.

18/09/2013

The Impact of Disability on the Lives of Young Children: Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland Data

This research project was commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit

18/09/2013

Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children in Scotland – Research Findings

This project focused on better understanding ‘outcome models’ for all children and young people and for children and young people in the diverse and challenging context of disability

18/09/2013

Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children in Scotland

This project focused on better understanding ‘outcome models’ for all children and young people and for children and young people in the diverse and challenging context of disability.

19/09/2013

A Study of Pharmore+: Pharmacy Walk-In Service Pilots

A study of the Pharmore+ community pharmacy walk-in pilots in Scotland. These pilots tested different approaches to delivering a wider range of walk-in health and health improvement services within a community pharmacy setting. The report summarises the findings and draws out key lessons for future development of community pharmacy based walk-in services

21/08/2013

A Healthier Scotland: Creating a New Food Body: Consultation Analysis

Full report of the analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the role and remit of the proposed new food body.

21/08/2013

A Healthier Scotland: Creating a New Food Body: Consultation Analysis – Research Findings

Summary of the key findings from the analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the role and remit of the proposed new food body.

29/04/2013

Death Certification Test Site Evaluation

An evaluation of the implementation of a new death certification process in two test site areas (Dumfires & Galloway and Dundee) following the introduction of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011.

29/04/2013

Death Certification Test Site Evaluation – Research Findings

Summary of the main findings from the evaluation of a new death certification process in two test sites in Scotland.

08/03/2013

National Corporate Parenting Training Programme Evaluation

An evaluation of the impact of the National Corporate Parenting Training programme developed and delivered by Who Cares? Scotland.

08/03/2013

National Corporate Parenting Training Programme Evaluation – Research Findings

An evaluation of the impact of the National Corporate Parenting Training programme developed and delivered by Who Cares? Scotland.

2012 – Health and Community Care Publications

Date

Publication

Description

20/12/2012

Evaluation of the Health Board Elections and Alternative Pilots - Research Findings

This report describes the statutory evaluation of the NHS Scotland health board electoral and alternative pilot projects arising from the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Act 2009. The Act follows several other measures in Scotland which have aimed to increase public involvement and accountability in NHS decision making.

20/12/2012

Health Board Elections and Alternative Pilots: Literature Review

Literature Review

20/12/2012

Health Board Elections and Alternative Pilots: Final Report of the Statutory Evaluation

Full Report

21/12/2012

Evaluation of the Family Nurse partnership Programme in NHS Lothian, Scotland: 3rd Report - Infancy

Findings from the implementation the Family Nurse Partnership in NHS Lothian during the infancy phase of the programme delivery (specifically the period between when clinets' babies are 6 weeks old to their first birthdays).

20/12/2012

Health Board Elections and Alternative Pilots: Final Report of the Statutory Evaluation

This report describes the statutory evaluation of the NHS Scotland health board electoral and alternative pilot projects arising from the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Act 2009. The Act follows several other measures in Scotland which have aimed to increase public involvement and accountability in NHS decision making.

19/12/2012

Follow-Up Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland

This follow-on evaluation built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011. This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.

19/12/2012

Follow-Up Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland – Research Findings

This follow-on evaluation built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011. This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.

29/10/2012

Social Capital and Health: Findings from the Scottish Health Survey and Scottish Social Attitudes Survey

This paper explores the Scottish evidence for a link between social capital and health outcomes to inform the ongoing development of an assets-based approach to addressing health problems and inequalities.

29/10/2012

Social Capital and Health: Findings from the Scottish Health Survey and Scottish Social Attitudes Survey – Research Findings

This paper sumamrises findings from the full report, which explored the Scottish evidence for a link between social capital and health outcomes.

12/07/2012

Evaluation of the Integrated Resource Framework Test Sites

The report presents the findings of an evaluation of the development and implementation of the Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) in four test site areas in Scotland The IRF is a mechanism developed by the Scottish Government and partners to support shifts in the balance of care through integrated mapping information for health and social care and new joint financial mechanisms between Local Authorities and NHS Boards

12/07/2012

Evaluation of the Integrated Resource Framework Test Sites – Research Findings

The report presents a summary of findings of an evaluation of the development and implementation of the Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) in four test site areas in Scotland The IRF is a mechanism developed by the Scottish Government and partners to support shifts in the balance of care through integrated mapping information for health and social care and new joint financial mechanisms between Local Authorities and NHS Boards

29/06/2012

Evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in NHS Lothian, Scotland - Late Pregnancy and Postpartum

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventative prgramme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. FNP is being tested in Scotland for the first time. This is the second interim evaluation report and focuses on the late pregnancy and postpartum phases of the programme's implmentation.

25/06/2012

Uncertain Legacies: Resilience and Institutional Child Abuse - A Literature Review

This literature review sought to identify definitions of resilience and the factors associated with increasing resilience in survivors of institutional child abuse.

25/06/2012

Uncertain Legacies: Resilience and Institutional Child Abuse - A Literature Review – Research Findings

This paper presents a summary the main findings of a review of literature to identify definitions of resilience and the factors which increase resilience in survivors of institutional child abuse.

07/06/2012

A Study of Medical Negligence Claiming in Scotland

The study examined the current system for medical negligence claiming in Scotland. The study was commissioned to inform the work of the No-fault Compensation Review Group which was established in 2009 to consider the potential benefits to patients of the introduction of a no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence claims in Scotland.

07/06/2012

A Study of Medical Negligence Claiming in Scotland – Research Findings

Provides a summary of the findings of a study on medical negligence claiming in Scotland. The study was commissioned to inform the work of the No-fault Compensation Review Group which was established in 2009 to consider the potential benefits to patients of the introduction of a no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence claims in Scotland.

29/05/2012

Scottish GP Patient Experience Survey 2009/10, Volume 3: Findings from the Analysis of Patient Comments

This report presents the findings of analysis of the comments left by patients in the 2009/10 Scottish GP patient experience survey.

20/03/2012

Study of the Implementation of a New Community Health Nurse Role in Scotland

This report details the findings of a study exploring the implementation of the new community nursing role which was piloted in three NHS Boards in Scotland.

20/03/2012

Study of the Implementation of a New Community Health Nurse Role in Scotland – Research Findings

This report summarises the findings of a study exploring the implementation of the new community nursing role which was piloted in three NHS Boards in Scotland.

06/03/2012

Review of the Alcohol Sponsorship Guidelines for Scotland

The review evaluated knowledge of, and compliance with, the Alcohol Sponsorhsip Guidelines for Scotland, with a focus on identifying best practice and examining whether there is a need to enhance and improve the Guidelines to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

06/03/2012

Review of the Alcohol Sponsorship Guidelines for Scotland – Research Findings

A summary of the review of knowledge of, and compliance with, the Alcohol Sponsorhsip Guidelines for Scotland, with a focus on identifying best practice and examining whether there is a need to enhance and improve the Guidelines.

28/02/2012

Counting the Cost of Choice and control: Evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland

A study within three local authorities of the macro-level financial and economic evidence on the actual and potential costs, benefits and impacts of an increase in self-directed support in Scotland.

28/02/2012

Counting the Cost of Choice and control: Evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland – Research Findings

Research Findings

23/02/2012

External Review of Alcohol Focus Scotland

The review was part of a rolling programme of reviews of voluntary sector agencies that receive more than £100k / year in grant funding from the Scottish Government. The main aim was to assess whether the Scottish Government is receiving value for money in relation to the grant it provides to AFS.

 

Date Publication Description
   
28/11/2011 Review of the Community Pharmacy Public Health Service for Smoking Cessation and Emergency Hormonal Contraception A report of the evidence review carried out to inform a review of the community pharmacy services provided under the Public Health Service (PHS) element of the Community Pharmacy contract. The study focused on two of the services provided under PHS by community pharmacies: the smoking cessation service providing up to 12 weeks nicotine replacement therapy and advice and the sexual health service providing free access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC).
28/11/2011 Users’ Views of Smoking Cessation Services Provided in Community Pharmacies The report summarises the findings of a research project to explore users’ views of smoking cessation services provided by community pharmacies as part of the Public Health Service element of the Community Pharmacy contract.
21/09/2011 Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland Report on the evaluation of the development, implementation and impact of the self-directed support interventions implemented within three local authority test sites to improve update of SDS.
21/09/2011 Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland - Research Findings Summary of the evaluation of the development, implementation and impact of the self-directed support interventions implemented within three local authority test sites to improve update of SDS.
21/09/2011 Linking Social Care, Housing and Health Data: Social Care Clients' and Patients' Views Understanding the views of social care clients and health service users about government (& others) using their personal information in the production of statistics.
30/08/2011 Variations in the Experiences of Inpatients in Scotland: Analysis of the 2010 Scottish Inpatient Survey This report examines the variations in the self-reported experiences of Scottish inpatients from different groupings including by gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, health status, day-to-day activity limiting illnesses, interpretation needs, and a variety of conditions.
18/08/2011 Drivers of Unhealthy Weight in Childhood: Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study This report presents an investigation of the drivers of childhood overweight and obesity at age seven, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study(MCS)sweeps one to four.
09/08/2011 Healthy Weight Communities Lessons for programme design and delivery from the Action Inquiry Process - Research Findings No. 108 This action inquiry process considered issues including partnership, leadership and community participation arising from the Healthy Weight Communites evaluation. It identified many conceptual and practical challenges to exsiting ways of designing, deliverying and evaluating outcome-focused public programmes across the national policy areas.
09/08/2011 Healthy Weight Communities Programme Evaluation This report draws on lessons from across eight Healthy Weight Community projects which aimed to bring together existing healthy eating, phycial activity and healthy weight activities as part of a single coherent programme.
09/08/2011 Healthy Weight Communities Programme Evaluation - Research-Findings No.107 This summary reflects on the findings from the Healthy Weight Communities programme to date and the practical implications for developing local approaches to effect long term sustainable change.