Assessing the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health and Wellbeing: (Observatory Report Series No. 88) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

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

Tackling transport-related barriers to employment in low-income neighbourhoods – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report gives three actions that need to be taken to ensure public transport enables rather than constrains people who are returning to work. Identifies the need for: ‘Stronger’ models of partnership or bus franchising (through the Bus Services Act 2017) improve the

Resilient Communities – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

There have been recent changes in the political climate, involving welfare reform and cutbacks to public services, alongside an ageing population and changing job opportunities. The importance of community resilience in coping with these sources of adversity is becoming increasingly

Local action on health inequalities: Understanding and reducing ethnic inequalities in health – Public Health England

Guidance to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health.  This report provides: a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health case studies of local

Statistical commentary: health visitor service delivery metrics, quarter 4, 2017 to 2018 – 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

Child development outcomes at 2 to 2½ years Quarter 4 (January to March 2018): Statistical Commentary – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track to what extent children aged 2 to and a half years in their local area are achieving the expected levels of development.  The data is collected from the health

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

The Living Standards Audit 2018 – The Resolution Foundation

Resolution Foundation  ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. It estimates how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year it has taken

The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People – Department for Transpor

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a: government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people clear programme of monitoring and evaluation new governance framework for accountablility

Health of women before and during pregnancy: health behaviours, risk factors and inequalities An initial analysis of the Maternity Services Dataset antenatal booking data – Public Health England

A national report on risk factors and inequalities. It can be used at a local level to identify variation in women’s health, before and in the early stages of a pregnancy.  It shows: how to provide preconception care with a

Are we expecting too much from the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Paper that explores the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy. It finds: The public strongly identifies with the values

Green Paper for Adult Social Care in England British Association of Social Workers: Initial Position Paper – British Association of Social Workers

This paper sets out the position of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) about what the Green Paper needs to achieve, based on the social work perspective on social care and with particular reference to the role of social

Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2018 – Institute for Fiscal Studies

This report examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and the determinants and consequences of recent trends. This includes analysing changes not only in average living standards but also in household income inequality and measures of

Diagnosis Critical: Launching an inquiry into health and social care in England – Centre for Progessive Policy

Think Tank report from the Centre for Progessive Policy that finds that: Even if a trust improves its financial position by 10 percentage points the standards for elective care would still not be met, although this would make them likely to

The Role Of Cities In Improving Population Health: International Insights – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund report  that explores the role of cities in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. The research found that although there is wide variation between cities in terms of governance arrangements, powers and resources,it identifies some common

Manchester Health and Economic Impact Assessment study – King’s College

Health and economic Impact assessment associated with current and future pollution levels in Greater Manchester region. It combines the relationships between Defra’s Air Quality modelling concentrations and health outcomes for each local authority in Greater Manchester. Similar studies for London but this is

Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report from IPPR North that estimates that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its poisonous air. This is equivalent to each Mancunian having life expectancy reduced by six months. Using the 2011

Public Spending on Children in England: 2000 to 2020 – The Children’s Commissioner

This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over

A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK: A collection of essays exploring why we need trans-disciplinary approaches to improve the public’s health – The Health Foundation

It is increasingly recognised that addressing the current challenges facing people’s long-term health outcomes in the UK isn’t simply a problem of translation and access to existing evidence. It is a more fundamental problem: the evidence relevant to population-level action

Destitution in the UK 2018 – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This research looks at the factors pushing people into destitution and the solutions to the problem. It highlights three key asks which would protect people from becoming destitute and support those who end up in destitution.  The UK Government needs