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Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation - phase 1: main report - primary research with health visitors and parents and case note review

Published: 21 Dec 2021

The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting. This is the first report of 4 that provides findings of the National Evaluation of Health Visiting. It focuses on primary research with health visitors and parents and case note review.

Published:
21 Dec 2021
Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation - phase 1: main report - primary research with health visitors and parents and case note review

The aim of this study is to examine the extent to which the UHVP is implemented and delivered across Scotland and to assess any associated impacts. To achieve this, a robust mixed-methods realist evaluation proposal has been developed to understand ‘what works for whom, why and in what circumstances’. The key aims of the evaluation are:

  1. to examine what elements of the UHVP are being implemented in which areas, when and how.
  2. to determine the extent to which the UHVP is implemented and delivered across Scotland and assess any associated impacts over the longer term.
  3. to identify and explain to what extent recommendations to fill gaps in the UHVP are delivered and their impacts on services, staff and children and families.

The findings are provided in the main report summary.

Contact

Email: Justine.menzies@gov.scot