Evaluation and resources

This section outlines the various evaluations which have been undertaken on the Keep Well programmes. It provides links to the individual reports and findings, key resources and materials which underpin the delivery of the Keep Well programme.

Keep Well Impact Evaluation

Keep Well Impact evaluation  which assesses Keep Well's implementation and impact and includes an assessment of Keep Well´s contribution to improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities via a targeted approach to delivering health checks in primary care.

National evaluation of Keep Well

Keep Well has been evaluated with the aim of building knowledge about the feasibility and challenges of delivering the project, the success of different approaches to engagement and service redesign, and with a view to incorporating the lessons learned from the pilots into subsequent waves of implementation and/or policy rollout.

A Summary Report on the key findings from the national evaluations is also available.

Keep Well settings-based approach evaluation

Evaluations have been carried out in a variety of settings to provide valuable learning about the delivery of Keep Well healthcare in alternative settings to inform the national implementation of the programme.

Keep Well in Prisons 

The evaluation of Keep Well in Scottish Prisons provided valuable learning to inform the national implementation of the programme. The study also contributes to an understanding of the barriers and facilitators to providing effective anticipatory care for prisoners and ex-prisoners.

Anticipatory Care in Community Pharmacies evaluation

The pharmacy setting has been identified as an additional place to carry out health checks to enhance the delivery of the current Keep Well and Well North programmes. An evaluation of this programme was commissioned in parallel to the roll out of this approach. It examined issues such as increased awareness of the extended community pharmacy role, client choice and delivery of health checks.

Keep Well Community Paramedic evaluation

The national evaluation of the Rural Anticipatory Care Paramedic Programme (RACPP) aimed to test the delivery of Keep Well and Well North health checks by trained Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics. The programme was tested in NHS Orkney, NHS Highland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. A learning note presenting key areas of learning is also available

This section provides key documents which present the evidence which underpin the delivery of the Keep Well programme and provides guidelines for Health Professionals who support the delivery of the programme.

The evidence relating to engagement should be considered in conjunction with the more recently produced resource: Motivators and barriers to engagement with health checks (2009) (internal link). This paper reports on research which was undertaken during the latter half of 2008 which explored the motivators and barriers to engagement with health checks.

Updated 28 July 2014

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