Needle Exchange Services in Knowsley: An investigation into the needs and experiences of staff and service users – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report contains findings from a needs assessment carried out on before of Knowsley Council examining the provision of needle exchange surveys within the local authority. The research considered the views and experiences of injecting drug users in the area

The extent and nature of addiction to medicines in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

There is growing concern over the extent of addiction to prescription medications and medications purchased over the counter in the UK. The aim of this research was to investigate health professionals’ experiences of patient addictions to medications, and their understanding

Late diagnosis of HIV in the United Kingdom: An evidence review – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Late diagnosis of HIV remains an important public health issue in the UK, with 40% of newly diagnosed individuals in 2014 diagnosed late. This report presents a rapid review on the published evidence on late diagnosis in the UK including

HIV and AIDS in Cumbria and Lancashire 2014 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report presents information on HIV treatment and care of Cumbria and Lancashire residents living with HIV. The year 2014 saw a total of 1,156 HIV positive Cumbria and Lancashire residents accessing treatment and care from statutory treatment centres in

The Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Cheshire and Merseyside, Phase 3: Managing heart failure: (Observatory Report Series Number 57): Supplement – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Following a search of the literature of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS to reduce hospital admissions (see Report No. 53), this report attempts to quantify the impact on hospital activity in Cheshire and Merseyside by

The Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Cheshire and Merseyside,Phase 3: Pulmonary rehabilitation: (Observatory Report Series Number 56) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Following a search of the literature of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS to reduce hospital admissions (see Report No. 53), this report attempts to quantify the impact on hospital activity in Cheshire and Merseyside by

The Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Cheshire and Merseyside, Phase 3: Preventing falls in older people: (Observatory Report Series Number 55) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Following a search of the literature of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS to reduce hospital admissions (see Report No. 53), this report attempts to quantify the impact on hospital activity in Cheshire and Merseyside by

Rapid Health Impact Assessment for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust – ‘A New Health Service for Liverpool, World Class Hospitals, World Class Services’: (Observatory report series No.66) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

The overall aim of this HIA was to maximise the health benefits which could result from implementation of the proposals by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals to redesign its services, develop a new hospital to replace the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH)

Rapid Health and Equality Impact Assessment (HEqIA)of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s Outline Business Case for Mental Health and Learning Disability Services: (Observatory report series No 68) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

The overall aim of this HEqIA was to maximise the health benefits which could result from implementation of the Mersey Care NHS Trust’s Outline Business Case, for mental health and learning disability services. In order to do this, the following objectives had

Mental Health Equity Profile for the Mersey Care NHS Trust catchment area: Final Report: (Report series No.69) – Liverpool UniversityPublic Health Observatory

Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley PCTs to undertake a rapid mental health equity profile to support the local health commissioning process, and to support the Mersey Care NHS Trust TIME (To Improve Mental Health Environments) project. Results will inform the commissioning of

Evaluation of the Phase 2 Snack Right Social Marketing Project – base-line data: A preliminary report: (Observatory Report Series No. 70) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This research is the final report on the evaluation of Phase 2 Snack Right social marketing project that aimed to improve the nutritional quality of snacks given to pre-school children in deprived areas of Cheshire and Merseyside and to gain

Evaluation of the Phase 2 Snack Right Social Marketing Project – Final Report: (Observatory Report Series No. 71) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This research is the final report on the evaluation of Phase 2 Snack Right social marketing project that aimed to improve the nutritional quality of snacks given to pre-school children in deprived areas of Cheshire and Merseyside and to gain

Top Tips for sexual health promotion: Full Report: (Observatory Report Series No. 72) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

The promotion of sexual health involves encouraging healthy patterns of behaviour which avoid the damaging effects of poor sexual health. With that in mind, Top tips for sexual health promotion focuses on positive influences for sexual health in the community and how they

Top Tips for a Healthy Planned Environment Final Report: (Observatory Report Series No. 73) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Top Tips for a healthy planned environment is the fifth document in the Top Tips series that aims to promote public health. The key topic areas covered are: history, policy, transport, physical activity, environmental sustainability, wellbeing, crime prevention, alcohol, fast food, sunbeds and

Ageing: Future planning Horizon scanning for those aged 65+: (Observatory Report Series No. 74) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Summarises two pieces of work: a review of the literature on ageing and its implications for health and healthcare in the future; and, the outcomes of a regional conference, Ageing: Future Planning, held on 6 October 2009.

Healthcare needs assessment: Specialist intervention in safeguarding children across Merseyside: Full Report: (Observatory report series number 75) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

The safeguarding needs assessment was undertaken by Liverpool Public Health Observatory on behalf of the Merseyside Safeguarding Commissioning Collaborative. The needs assessment aims to show patterns of use of/referral to services across Merseyside (Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley, St.Helens and Wirral). It

Wellness Services – Evidence based review and examples of good practice: (Observatory Report Series No. 76) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

This report reviews the regional and National evidence base regarding any programmes that commission on a “whole person” centred approach and potential benefits that might be achieved in terms of the economics and overall patient/ public experience and quality issues.

Reducing emergency alcohol‐related hospital admissions: (Observatory Report Series number 77) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions

Interventions to reduce emergency admissions for heart failure: (Observatory Report Series number 79) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as  delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop

Influenza: the green book, chapter 19 – Public Health England

Updated influenza immunisation information including updates for public health professionals. Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. There are 3 types of influenza virus: A, B and C. Influenza A and influenza B are responsible for most clinical illness. Influenza