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

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019: Offer help to quit tobacco use – World Health Organization

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures – four times more people than a

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

Health on the shelf – Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Society for Public Health report that explores the public’s perception of supermarkets and the marketing strategies retailers use to boost sales. It also showcases how supermarkets can be health promoting spaces, and nudge customers to make healthier choices.

Whole systems approach to obesity programme: Learning from co-producing and testing the guide and resources – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight – Public Health England

This guidance is intended for local authorities and partners, including the NHS, local businesses and the community and voluntary sector.  The guide covers: the role of local authorities the benefits of taking a whole systems approach the 6-phase process –

Official Statistics: Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics (Experimental Statistics) Quarter 4 2018/19: Statistical Commentary (July 2019) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

Official Statistics: Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics (Experimental Statistics): Quarter 3 2018/19 Statistical Commentary (April 2019) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

Official Statistics: Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics (Experimental Statistics) Quarter 2 2018/19: Statistical Commentary (January 2019) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics: Quarter 1 2018/19 Statistical Commentary (October 2018 release) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

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

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

The future is ours: Women, automation and equality in the digital age – Institute for Public Policy Research

Automation will produce significant productivity gains that will reshape specific sectors and occupations. These gains are likely to be recirculated, with jobs reallocated rather than eliminated, economic output increased, and new sources of wealth created. The problem is likely to

A 21st century skills system for Wales: Challenges and opportunities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological change. Some affect the whole UK –

Our future in the land – Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report that argues that action must be taken in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the costs of

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,