Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions
Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop
Respiratory illness is a particular concern in the North West. According to the North West Public Health Observatory, indirectly standardised ratios of those admitted to hospital with Acute Respiratory conditions (173.51) and Chronic Lower Respiratory conditions (194.32) are much higher for Liverpool than
Early treatment and intervention can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce health service expenditure, as well as improving quality of life for those with diabetes, so early intervention in this area is vital. This report looks at interventions to reduce emergency
Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).
This report considers the evidence base and makes recommendations on how appropriate redesign of primary, intermediate and secondary care services can reduce emergency admissions to hospital. Reducing demand on A&E helps to ensure that the patients who truly need these
This is the second topic area covered by the cost effectiveness review series. It follows on from a review on physical activity. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings
Health impact of the economic downturn. Through a literature review and analysis of key indicators the report assesses the evidence base for the impact of the economic downturn on mental and physical health and use of health and local authority
Provides a comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings of preventive programmes and projects relating to diet and healthier eating.
The aims of the project were to develop a local evidence base in relation to Fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) use and problem gambling, look at reasons for excess gambling, and to investigate the availability and adequacy of local support
Loneliness has a negative effect on health and wellbeing and leads to increased use of health and social care services. This rapid review is the first in a series of rapid reviews on various topics. It presents the evidence on
To address the sale of alcohol to drunks in Liverpool City Centre, local partners developed and piloted the multicomponent Say No to Drunks (SNTD) intervention in 2014, and later refined and broadened it as a second (longer-term) phase in 2015
The role of the voluntary and community sector in delivering activities to reduce inequalities has been recognised within recent public health policy and practice. This asset-based approach builds on the 2010 Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ (DH,
The increasing popularity and rapid growth of electronic cigarettes has raised considerable concern about their impact on children and young people. Concerns relate to electronic cigarettes acting as a potential gateway to tobacco smoking for young never-smokers, increased experimentation leading
This report provides an overview of the evidence from NICE on physical activity, as well as demographic and health data from Cheshire and Merseyside, along with ‘Examples of local delivery’, examples of physical activity initiatives within the North West.
Widnes Vikings Rugby League club deliver a community programme that involves delivering interventions to specific population groups across Widnes. As part of this, they are delivering a number of health interventions that combine elements of physical and mental health support. In this report,
This paper from 2010 details the information used for the summary paper to the Liverpool Shadow Safer Healthier Communities Board, and focuses on local actions and measurable expected health outcomes if a 50p minimum per unit price for alcohol were
Restriction on Bail (RoB) is an early intervention for adult offenders who use Class A drugs (opiates and/or cocaine), providing an opportunity to engage in treatment whilst on bail and reduce re-offending. The aim of this report is to gain
Report that evaluates a joint working approach to public health. Key outcomes of this approach were that it: publicly articulates the solidarity between key agencies to working collaboratively with all partners and communities. provides a strong framework for partnership working across
Research demonstrates that the support of wellbeing in the workplace has a positive impact on staff, business and organisations. It includes benefits in terms of reduced absenteeism and presenteeism as well as improved productivity. Whilst the landscape of health and