Summary report: National engagement event for bloodborne virus (BBV) opt-out testing in prisons in England, 2017 – Public Health England

The blood-borne virus (BBV) opt-out engagement event was led by Public Health England (PHE) working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS to promote the final implementation stage of BBV opt-out testing for consenting eligible adults in prisons in England. The main

Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme: Report on progress towards the first 5% reduction and next steps – Public Health England

The report includes a detailed assessment of progress by the food industry towards the 5% reduction in the first year of the sugar reduction programme.  The reports includes: top line results showing progress to date in reducing sugar and calories in

Sugar reduction: juice and milk based drinks: A technical report outlining guidelines for industry, 2017 baseline levels for drinks in scope and next steps – Public Health England

A technical report outlining guidelines for industry, 2017 baseline levels for drinks in scope and next steps. Includes: clarity on products included in the categories baseline figures for juice and milk based drinks mechanisms through which the sugar reduction ambitions can

Dementia-friendly Rural Communities Guide: A practical guide for rural communities to support people affected by dementia – Alzheimer’s Society

This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme North and East Devon – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North and East Devon held on 26 April 2017. The QA visit team identified 6 high priority issues as summarised below: low levels of reporting screening safety incidents identification and implementation of actions following

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme West Sussex – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to West Sussex held on 29 June 2017.  The QA visit team identified 6 high priority findings as summarised below: internal quality assurance oversight and reporting long term capacity and demand planning for screening and

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cervical Screening Programme – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held on 27 June 2017. The QA visit team identified 30 high priority findings. These have been summarised below: there is a lack of documentation detailing the requirements

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Cervical Screening Programme Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held on 28 and 29 June 2017. The QA visit team identified 8 high priority findings as summarised below: ensure that the hospital based programme co-ordinator (HBPC) role

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme Central Yorkshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to central Yorkshire held on 11 May 2017. The QA visit team identified a number of high priority issues as summarised below: no formal equipment replacement plan unacceptable reasons for not achieving the 8-week treatment

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme Crewe Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Crewe Breast Screening Service held on 28 September 2017. Finds major staffing shortages across radiology, pathology and some vacancies in surgery and radiography making the service extremely vulnerable. The current team works exceptionally hard to deliver

Estimation of costs to the NHS and social care due to the health impacts of air pollution – Public Health England

The cost of air pollution tool quantifies the potential costs to the NHS and social care due to the health impacts of particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in England and separately for each local authority. The tool has the

What works: Successful health and wellbeing community businesses: (Research Institute Report No. 15) – Power to Change

This report looks specifically at success factors within the health and wellbeing community business sector and draws out common themes from the five structured interviews conducted with health and wellbeing case studies, the desk-based review and online survey.  These are identified as: Financial

Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis – Alzheimer’s Society

In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to

The current landscape of obesity services: a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity

Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity which calls for: Development of an obesity strategy for children and adults involving all stakeholders  to strengthen existing services and replicate best practice across the country. Obesity/weight management training should be introduced into medical school syllabuses

Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child – UNICEF

New analysis from UNICEF on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates. The report finds that more than

Measuring wellbeing inequality: What are the appropriate indicators of wellbeing inequality – New Economics Foundation

This working paper presents research commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Well-being. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of different measures

Cards on the table: The cost to government associated with people who are problem gamblers in Britain – Institute of Public Policy Research

IPPR report that comprehensively assesses the cost to government associated with individuals who are problem gamblers, and recommends how government and services can better identify and help them, and do more to prevent such problems arising.  It estimates between 0.4 and 1.1

Improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women – Public Health England

This report provides an overview of the evidence of health inequalities affecting lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women (LBWSW). It highlights a range of opportunities for action across the breadth of the public health

Carer support and involvement in secure mental health services: A Toolkit – NHS England

This toolkit aims to provide clear information for carers, service users, service providers and commissioners about how carers of people who use secure mental health services should be engaged with, supported, involved and empowered.

Health, Ageing and Support: survey of views of people aged 50 and over: A study for the Department of Health – Department of Health and Social Care

This report provides the results from an Ipsos MORI survey of the views of people aged 50 or over on health, ageing and support. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, and fieldwork