Evaluation reports

The following reports are a selection from the range of outputs produced under the umbrella of Childsmile’s evaluation strategy.

Communications strategy: NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Childsmile, commissioned the Institute of Social Marketing to design and implement research to inform Childsmile’s communication strategy. Two exercises were completed: a literature review and primary research with key stakeholders. The reports are available below:

1. ‘Research to Develop a Communications Campaign to Promote Childsmile within Local Communities, Stage 1: Review of Literature'. April 2009.’
Ingrid Holme, Susan MacAskill and Douglas Eadie.

2. ‘Research to Develop a Communications Campaign to Promote Childsmile within Local Communities Stage 2: Primary Research.’ July 2009.
Ingrid Holme, Susan MacAskill and Douglas Eadie.

Service improvement activity: The following reports document work undertaken as part of the Central Evaluation and Research Team’s (CERT) formative activity: that is their primary purpose was to provide those responsible for the development and implementation of the programme with information that can contribute to programme betterment.

1. ‘Development of Childsmile Early Years Pathway: The Views of Key NHS Lanarkshire Stakeholders’, August 2009.
Dr Wendy Gnich and Dr Leigh Merrick.

2. 'Childsmile Early Years Pathway Consultation: Summary of key themes from consultation events'. February 2011.
CERT and Regional Research Teams (RRTs).

3. ‘Childsmile Nursery and School: Pre-testing the Consent Forms, Final Report’. June 2009.
Jennifer Eaves and Nicola Williams.

4. 'Childsmile Process Evaluation Report - Executive Summary’, December 2011.
CERT and Regional Research Teams (RRTs).

5. 'Factors Associated with Dentist Participation in Childsmile 2011’, May 2011.

Lindsey Malone.

6. Information on children toothbrushing in the Childsmile programme between January and June 2017.