Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation: phase 1 report - routine data analysis - implementation and delivery

The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting in Scotland. This is the final report of four that provides findings about the implementation and delivery of the pathway as part of the national evaluation of Health Visiting.


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Email: justine.menzies@gov.scot

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