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

Environmental health inequalities in Europe: Second assessment report – World Health Organization

World Health Organization report outlining the magnitude of environmental health inequalities within countries through 19 inequality indicators on urban, housing and working conditions, basic services and injuries. Inequalities in risks and outcomes occur in all countries in the WHO European Region,

The range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others: A report delivered to the Five Nations Health Improvement Network: A rapid review of cross-sectional surveys – Public Health England

There’s a lot of evidence about the relationship between alcohol consumption and harm experienced by drinkers such as ill health, disability and death. But there is less evidence to bring together what we know about the detrimental effects alcohol has

Under the skin: Listening to the voices of older people on influenza immunisation – International Longevity Centre UK

Preventing ill-health and reducing the burden of disease is  increasingly recognised as vital in the context of an ageing society, and influenza immunisation programmes are a key plank of preventative strategies in many countries across the world. Rates of influenza

Strengthening the frontline: Investing in primary care for effective suicide prevention – Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health report that identifies five areas for improvement to help GPs to offer life-saving support: Provision of effective, ongoing training for GPs; Investment in the capacity of primary care services to enable longer appointments and continuity of

Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport: Eleventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report that finds that opportunities to reap major benefits in criminal justice, education and health are being missed by the failure of government to recognise and harness social impact. It argues

State of the Nation 2018-19: Social Mobility in Great Britain – Social Mobility Commission

Social Mobility Commission report that assesses the progress that Great Britain has made towards improving social mobility. It highlights that inequality is entrenched in Britain, from birth to work. It also finds that being born privileged means you are likely

Integrated Monitoring System: Annual Report: Cheshire and Merseyside 2017/18 – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The annual report for the Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) details activity delivered during the 2017-18 financial year by 50 drug and alcohol services and 95 pharmacies across Merseyside and Cheshire. The report provides information on presentations to needle and syringe

STOP-SV: a training programme to prevent nightlife-related sexual violence (Evaluation Report) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Globally, sexual violence places large burdens on individuals’ health and well-being, as well as local communities and services. However, few prevention strategies exist that specifically aim to prevent and respond to nightlife related sexual violence. As part of the European

Student Alcohol Research and Prevention Activity (SARPA) Pre-Intervention Report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Student Alcohol Research and Prevention Activity (SARPA) project aims to encourage students in Liverpool to drink less alcohol on a night out. This report presents Stage 1 of the research activity, which incorporated a mixed methods approach. Unobtrusive venue

Supporting Young People’s Emotional Health and Well-being in Sefton: Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) was commissioned by Public Health, Sefton Council to undertake a study investigating the current programmes implemented throughout Sefton that are aimed at supporting young people’s emotional health and well-being