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How we will bring together the evidence

The evaluation of MUP involves a variety of studies researching outcomes using different methods.

The final report will bring together all published studies of a suitable quality, including the MESAS and separated funded studies described on these webpages. It also includes other studies we have found through established databases.

We are using a theory-based evidence synthesis design, drawing on elements of realist synthesis and process tracing, enabling us to get the best value for the diversity of the evidence that is available.

You can find out more about how we will be bringing together the appropriate evidence in the Evidence Synthesis Protocol.

Stakeholder engagement

In preparation for the final report, Public Health Scotland Commissioned the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to facilitate engagement with stakeholders involved in the various governance groups and experts by experience.

This report is the SCDC report on the first engagement session (in Oct 2022), where participants were asked their views on what has been done in the evaluation and the plans for pulling together the evidence for the final report.

The second session, to be held in spring 2023 will present draft findings to invitees and ask them for their comments. SCDC will produce a report from this session and it will also be published here.

The final report

The final, overarching report on the impact of MUP in Scotland will be published here in Summer 2023.