Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas: Health visitors and school nurses leading the Healthy Child Programme – Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health

Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy – Carnegie Trust

There is growing recognition of the importance of human connection and relationships for individual and societal wellbeing. Values that were previously considered ‘out-of-scope’ – such as kindness, love and compassion – just might form part of the solution to some of our most

Restoring something lost: The mental health impact of therapy dogs in prisons – Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health evaluation findings of a pilot scheme to introduce two therapy dogs to people with histories of self-harm in three prisons in England’s North East. The pilot found that the therapy dogs had a calming influence on prisoners,

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018: Health 2040: Better Health Within Reach – Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officers annual report, this year the focus is on discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the future

Reaching out: Tackling disengagement among Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in Britain – Institute for Public Policy Research

The community-based interventions profiled as part of this research demonstrate that these approaches can be highly effective, but they are struggling, and remain dependent on a shrinking pool of local authority grants.  Ensuring that community-based support remains viable will be critical

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

Children’s And Young People’s Experiences Of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

Analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018.

National Measurement of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

This compendium provides comprehensive information on the loneliness measurement landscape, the recommended national indicators of loneliness and the question testing underpinning its recommendations.

The Government Response To The Science And Technology Committee’s Seventh Report Of The Session 2017-19 On E-Cigarettes – Department of Health and Social Care

Report identifying that Government believes in proportionate regulation of e-cigarettes, recognising that they are not risk-free. Through the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD), transposed into UK law by the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), we

Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families: resource to support local authorities – Public Health England

This resource is made up of briefings and practice examples to promote healthy weight for children, young people and families as part of a whole systems approach. It supports: local authorities Clinical Commissioning Groups other NHS partners and non-government agencies

Smoking in the home: New solutions for a Smokefree Generation – ASH

ASH report considering the impact of smoking in the home and what policy measures could be taken across all housing tenures reduce its prevalence, with the aim of protecting children and adults and supporting healthy communities.  It calls for collaboration

A Society of Readers – Demos

Demos carried out research over the summer of 2018 to assess the potential impact of reading on several great challenges of our time: loneliness, mental health problems, dementia and social (im)mobility. If left unchecked, this research shows, these challenges will

A fair, supportive society: summary report – University College London Institute of Health Equity

NHS England commissioned report that highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population. Much of the government action needed to improve

Prevention is better than cure: Our vision to help you live well for longer – Department of Health and Social Care

This document sets out a vision for putting prevention at the heart the nation’s health. Our mission is to improve healthy life expectancy so that, by 2035, we are enjoying at least five extra years of healthy, independent life, whilst

Comprehensive model of Personalised Care – NHS England

The comprehensive model of personalised care helps to establish a whole-population approach to supporting people of all ages and their carers to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing, build community resilience, and make informed decisions and choices when

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: London, 16 November 2018 – World Health Organization

Report on the contribution made by social security and related policies in the United Kingdom have resulted in poverty levels, It notes local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been

Age is just a number: Views among people aged 50 and over in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing – Centre for Ageing Better

Report on a longitudinal study on ageing that finds it is essential that we help people to think about their health and how to keep active and socially connected as they grow older so that their worst expectations about poor

Should the NHS become more of a lifestyle coach to tackle unhealthy living? – Healthwatch

Healthwatch poll of over 2000 UK adults about their confidence in the ability of services to meet their needs today and in 20-30 years’ time.  Positively, 61% of respondents are confident that NHS and social care services are currently able

Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life – The Centre for Ageing Better

Centre for Ageing Better report calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve

Britain’s Brexit hopes, fears and expectations – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report analyses the results of questions on attitudes to Brexit from the 2017 British Social Attitudes survey. It focuses on the long-term consequences of Brexit, and pays special attention to the views of people on a low income.  It finds: The