Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2018 – National Records of Scotland

This report states that last year, Scotland saw a total of 1187 drug related deaths, the highest rate ever recorded and more than double the 574 deaths in 2008. It is the highest rate in Europe, and for the first

Public health advice and support arrangements into Integrated Care Systems in England – Public Health England

Guidance for directors of public health around implications for statutory advice and support, arising from greater integration of health and care services.  Directors of public health and their teams are vital to the development, leadership and influencing of local population

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: Partnering for progress – Department of Health and Social Care

Latest Chief Medical Officer’s report considers current and future UK engagement with global health.  The report consists of 21 letters from global health leaders to the Chief Medical Officer and their rsponse, responding summary, recommendations and epilogue. The report publishes

Public Health England: Health and Justice Annual Review 2018 to 2019 – Public Health England

Public Health England report that outlines health trends in prisons and other prescribed places of detention. It focuses on some aspects of the work of Public Health England’s National Health and Justice Team. The report focuses on public health approaches

Health in the workplace: Patterns of sickness absence, employer support and employment retention: Background information and methodology – Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care

This publication contributes to the comprehensive evidence base supporting the work and health consultation “Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss”. This publication provides detailed analysis of: the characteristics of people experiencing long-term sickness absence (LTSA)

Health is everyone’s business: Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss – Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care

This consultation seeks views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions are at greater risk of falling out of work.  The proposals aim

Health in the workplace: patterns of sickness absence, employer support and employment retention – Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care

This publication contributes to the comprehensive evidence base supporting the work and health consultation “Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss”.  This publication provides detailed analysis of: the characteristics of people experiencing long-term sickness absence (LTSA) (sickness

Legal basis and statutory duties supporting commissioning: Population Health Intelligence Reference Matrices – NHS England

This table lists some of the statutory responsibilities assigned to organisations that traditionally undertake population health management, where they require data in order to effectively discharge. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, however it evidences the range of

Malaria imported into the UK: 2018 Implications for those advising travellers – Public Health England

Malaria does not occur naturally in the UK but travel-associated cases are reported in those who have returned to the UK or arrived (either as a visitor or migrant to the UK) from malaria-endemic areas. This report presents data on

Quarterly vaccination coverage statistics for children aged up to five years in the UK (COVER programme): January to March 2019 – Public Health England

UK quarterly data and commentary on coverage achieved by the UK childhood immunisation programme. The cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly programme (COVER) evaluates childhood immunisation in England, collating data for children aged 1, 2 and 5.

Information for patients on the Infected Blood Inquiry – Public Health England

The Infected Blood Inquiry (IBI) is a public inquiry which will examine the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s received infected blood and/or blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities

Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry – Public Health England

The Infected Blood Inquiry (IBI) is a public inquiry which will examine the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s received infected blood and/or blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities

Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom 2018 report – Public Health England

HIV epidemiological report based on PHE data on HIV testing, diagnosis and care in the UK. Finds steady progression in implementing combination prevention measures to end the HIV epidemic and the efforts are having a major effect, but there still remain opportunities for

Why do patients with a curative treatment plan for oesophago-gastric cancer not go on to receive surgery? – National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit

The main curative treatment for patients with localised OG cancer is to remove the tumour with surgery (usually along with receiving chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy). As many OG patients are diagnosed with the condition at an advanced stage, only 30% of

Ageing cohort of drug users – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

This report from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) explores the specific issues for older people with a drug problem focusing on those who have had a drug problem for an extended period of time. It describes

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

Parity of Esteem: Delivering Physical Health Equality for those with Serious Mental Health Needs – Royal College of Nursing

RCN report giving an overview of the work it is doing to address the mortality gap between people with serious mental illness and the rest of the population as well as our work towards establishing parity of esteem between mental

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

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