The new realists: Unite Students Insight Report 2019 – Unite Students

Unite Students report, produced together with the Higher Education Policy Institute, investigates young people’s transition to university, their expectations and their experiences in the first year, looking at both academic and non-academic aspects. Among the findings are that loneliness and

Averting the AMR crisis: What are the avenues for policy action for countries in Europe? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

This new policy brief summarizes some of the key policy avenues for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Following the widely accepted ‘One Health’ approach to combating AMR, the brief aims to support the implementation of national action plans (NAPs) on AMR,

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

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

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,

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’),