Police To Primary Care: An evaluation of a high risk domestic abuse notification scheme
Mhairi Mackenzie is Professor of Public Policy within Urban Studies, School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow
This presentation draws on the findings from a recently completed evaluation of Police To Primary Care – a Scottish domestic abuse notification scheme alerting GPs to high risk incidents of abuse. The evaluation, funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government was a qualitative one and its key findings are presented in this paper in two parts. First, reflecting on the very poor implementation of the scheme, it uses the organisational frame of Normalisation Process Theory to understand why the scheme did not become embedded in practice. Second, drawing on data from women survivors and GPs it asks what ‘structural competence’ might look like in providing primary health care to women experiencing abuse.
Mhairi Mackenzie is Professor of Public Policy within Urban Studies, School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow where her research interests include discourses of health inequalities (particularly relating to socio-economic and gender-based), the politics of health and methods for evaluating complex social interventions. She has been involved in the evaluation of a large range of national policy interventions that aim to address health inequalities.
Seminar is free. All welcome. Refreshments provided.