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

Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work: A review of the evidence landscape: (RAND RR2409) – RAND Corporation

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

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

Housing First: tackling homelessness for those with complex needs: (Briefing Paper Number 08368) – House of Commons Library

Housing First (HF) is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. This House of Commons Library paper describes the principles behind Housing First and outlines some of the evidence behind it. The paper

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

Making the Case for Preconception Care: Planning and preparation for pregnancy to improve maternal and child health outcomes – Public Health England

A report for Local Maternity Systems and their wider systems partners. It covers: the impact of preconception health ways to improve birth outcomes ways to reduce inequalities through embedding preconception care

Uptake and retention in group-based weight-management services: Literature review and behavioural analysis – Public Health England

This review and behavioural analysis of group based weight management programmes, identifies the: main factors (barriers and facilitators) that affect whether people take up weight management programmes main factors (barriers and facilitators) influencing continued engagement with programmes components of programme

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

Childhood obesity: a plan for action: Chapter 2 – Department of Health and Social Care

Outlines the actions the government will take towards its goal of halving childhood obesity and reducing the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030. This follows a reductions industry has delivered a 2%

Childhood obesity: a plan for action – Cabinet Office, Department of Health and Social Care, HM Treasury, and Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street

The government’s plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years by encouraging: industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active

Ideas for the NHS long-term plan from the Centre for Ageing Better – Centre for Ageing Better

This paper sets out the case for why NHS England should make some bold commitments to healthy ageing in its long-term plan and suggests some ideas for actions it could take and some areas for action with others. It looks at:

The social determinants of young people’s health: Identifying the key issues and assessing how young people are doing in the 2010s – The Health Foundation

This paper provides an overview of evidence on the social determinants of young people’s health. Drawing on a model of social determinants that includes money and resources, living conditions, family factors, peers and social groups, ducation and work and worklessness. This report demonstrates

Listening to our future, Learning report: Early findings from the Young people’s future health inquiry – The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry is a first-of-its-kind research and engagement project that aims to build an understanding of the influences affecting the future health of young people.  When discussing what helped or hindered them in their transition to adulthood,

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

An overview of the ELSA ‘End of Life’ data – Institute for Fiscal Studies

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is an invaluable source of information on the economic, social and health circumstances of the older population. This report provides an introduction to the ELSA EoL data, the quality of the data, the

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

Preventing destitution: policy and practice in the UK – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Last year more than 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution, going without the bare essentials and locked out of the chance of building a decent and secure life. This research examines how the policies and practice