Trends In Life Expectancy In EU And Other OECD Countries: Why are improvements slowing? – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011

State Of The North East 2018: Public Mental Health And Wellbeing – Public Health England

A snapshot of mental health and wellbeing in the 12 local authorities in the north-east of England, the report: provides data and evidence relating to mental health and wellbeing with a public health focus explains risk and protective factors contributing

Sugar reduction in post-Brexit UK: A supply-side policy agenda: (FRC Food Brexit Breifing) – Food Research Collaboration

The withdrawal of the UK from the EU means that new regulations must be put in place to govern the supply of sugar and other agricultural commodities. In light of this, this briefing looks at five policy options that could

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood – Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health

Report that finds young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

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