Local evaluation of Keep Well in Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership

The research involved qualitative and quantitative methods. Interviews were held with key informants to elicit information about resource use, staffing, activities not covered by routine data sources, and referral patterns, to support the analysis of costs and effects of delivery options, as well as identifying features of good practice and potential barriers to change within practices. A second aspect of the qualitative research was eliciting the views of practice patients. Quantitative data from practices was analysed to compare patterns of activity before/after Keep Well to detect changes (if any) affecting the Keep Well population and the rest of the practice.

Outcome and Translation

The results of this evaluation informed decision making about the future role and funding of Keep Well.

HERU researchers involved in this research project: Anne Ludbrook

External collaborators: F Douglas (Population Health, University of Aberdeen)


Ludbrook, A. and Douglas, F. (2011) Local evaluation of Keep Well in Aberdeen Community Health Partnership. NHS Grampian Final Report, NHS Grampian.


Ludbrook, A., Douglas F., Leighton Beck, L. and Ross Archer D. (2011) ‘What works well with Keep Well? Initial providers' perspectives on anticipatory care’, Faculty of Public Health Conference, Aviemore, November 2011