This report sets out findings from a review into the evidence of impact of HSC/E. The review located and evaluated evidence supporting claims for the impact of the HSC/E from a variety of sources It also identifies areas where future development is required in order to develop the evidence base underpinning HSC/E's activities. The main body of the report covers: the evidence base; providing a description of the studies included in the review; the model of impact used in the review; the synthesis of evidence from reviewed research (ie what the evidence says); the conclusions of the review. The appendices cover: detailed study of the methodology; HSE staff interviewed as part of the study; databases used in the search phase; the evaluation of criteria in the review; bibliography.
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