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Publication name Evaluability assessment of community hub pilots in NHS Fife and NHS Forth Valley
Date: 30 August 2017
Summary: Scottish Government has in recent years increased work to look at new models of working in primary care. This has included the development of Community Hub Pilots and GP Community Hub Fellowships (GP Fellowships) in Scotland for two pilot areas. This paper presents an evaluability assessment of this work to inform decisions about monitoring and evaluation of the pilots.

The report outlines the context for the development of the pilot sites, a theory of change and the key outcomes expected, an assessment of the data quality and availability for those outcomes, options for monitoring and evaluating the Community Hub Pilots and an outline of recommendations for evaluation.
Publication name Evaluation of the Glasgow 'Deep End' Links Worker Programme
Date: 18 July 2017
Summary: The Links Worker Programme is a Scottish Government funded programme piloted in deprived areas of Glasgow. It aims to support general practice patients with complex needs to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care and to mitigate the impact of the social determinants of health. The University of Glasgow conducted a three-year, mixed-method, independent evaluation of the Links Worker Programme, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland. The final report sets out the main findings and recommendations from the evaluation.
Publication name Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy Group (SMEHRS) report
Date: 23 September 2016
Summary: This is the fourth annual report of the Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy (SMEHRS) group, which was set up in December 2010.

It describes progress in implementing the recommendations of the group's strategy for 2014–19.

Highlights of the year include

- A successful national conference.
- A unique public panel that considered possible concerns about the aims, methods and findings of the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study.
- Plans to host the First World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health in Edinburgh in May 2018.
- A study of current services and gaps in provision for ethnic minority communities in Scotland.
- Published papers showing important differences between ethnic groups in Scotland for respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases; and how mortality rates are affected by socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion and disability.
Publication name Evaluability assessment of the enhanced health visiting pathway in Scotland
Date: 19 September 2016
Summary: This report presents an evaluability assessment (EA) of the enhanced health visiting (EHV) service in Scotland.
Publication name MESAS alcohol sales and price update May 2016
Date: 25 May 2016
Summary: The alcohol sales and price band analyses have been updated with 2015 data. Infographics that summarise the findings and supporting datasets are available below.

These have been published as part of NHS Health Scotland’s ongoing commitment to monitor alcohol consumption and price as recommended in the final MESAS annual report.
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