This evaluation would not have been possible without the cooperation of a number of people and organisations. Staff across the study sites gave freely of their time to support and engage in this study. Local project leads within participating Health Boards provided essential support, introducing researchers to clinical service teams and other relevant members of the organisation. Importantly, a number of senior staff from the Scottish Government and the TEC programme worked to guide and inform the research team and supported the principle of an independent evaluation. They were also available to the research team when needed to facilitate research site access and data collection, and kept us informed of ongoing developments relevant to the Near Me programme.