Tackling loneliness: (Briefing Paper number 8514) – House of Commons Library

The government’s Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide ‘national leadership’ to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing: explains the Strategy; the steps taken

Rapid Evidence Review: The role of alcohol in contributing to violence in intimate partner relationships – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

This report examines alcohol’s contribution to violence in intimate relationships. The public health burden of intimate partner violence (IPV) is considerable and alcohol use has been consistently identified as a risk factor for IPV perpetration. The report is based on

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019: Offer help to quit tobacco use – World Health Organization

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures – four times more people than a

Saturated fats and health: SACN report – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on saturated fats and health.  This report considers the relationship between saturated fats, health outcomes and risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the general UK population.

Tobacco control: how do you know that your council is doing all it can to reduce smoking-related harm? – Local Government Association

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence estimates that every £1 invested in smoking cessation saves £10 in future health care costs. Councils should implement a robust tobacco control strategy that embeds a health-in-all-policies approach.  Lead members for health

Social prescribing link workers: Reference guide for primary care networks – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guide is provided as additional information to help primary care networks (PCNs) introduce the new role of social prescribing link worker into their multi-disciplinary teams as part of the expansion to the primary care workforce introduced under the GP

Health on the shelf – Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Society for Public Health report that explores the public’s perception of supermarkets and the marketing strategies retailers use to boost sales. It also showcases how supermarkets can be health promoting spaces, and nudge customers to make healthier choices.

Whole systems approach to obesity programme: Learning from co-producing and testing the guide and resources – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Active travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England: Eleventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Transport Committee

House of Commons Transport Committee report identifying that increased levels of walking and cycling can help combat the economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. It urges policy makers to give it the

School Sport and Activity Action Plan – Department for Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and Department of Health and Social Care

A cross-government action plan to provide pupils with greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day. The action plan: outlines a range of new measures to strengthen the role of sport within a young person’s

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

The Nightingale: Time to get serious about addressing the social, behavioural and environmental influences on health – Nesta

Paper from Nesta that proposes a new centre of innovation and research excellence to equip us with the knowledge we need to improve the social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health.  For too long the UK has promised to tackle

Childhood vulnerability in numbers: Need, spend, and the millions of children in England who miss out – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s infographic report that examines the latest scale of, and trends over time in, rates of childhood vulnerability. It estimates the total number of children in England currently receiving statutory support or intervention (those who are ‘in the system’),

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that highlights how health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are making a real difference through a wide range of initiatives, including reducing hospital admissions and time spent in hospital, reducing demand for GP appointments, helping thousands of

Too clean or not too clean?: The Case for Targeted Hygiene in the Home and Everyday Life – Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Society for Public Health making the case for targeted hygiene in the home and everyday life, as the most effective framework for preventing the spread of infection and supporting a healthy microbiome.  It finds while there is a general understanding

Moving Matters: Interventions to increase physical activity – National Institute for Health Research

We need to know more about what works in getting people active and sustaining this, particularly for those who are least active now. This review focuses on National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded research evaluating interventions to increase physical activity

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 – Crisis

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 is the third annual report of an independent study, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key findings In the three years since the last report was published, homelessness has

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 – Crisis

This annual report funded by Crisis and JRF analyses the impact of economic and policy developments on homelessness, drawing on a survey of councils, statistical analysis and in-depth interviews.  It finds: With the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in April

Beyond the NHS: addressing the root causes of poor health – Centre for Progressive Policy

Centre for Progressive Policy report argues that a radical change of direction is required and focuses on how to develop and deliver a social model of health. It claims that the greatest socioeconomic challenges of our time, from poor-quality housing