Rough sleeping in England: autumn 2017 – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Report from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping that is taken annually in England using street counts and intelligence driven estimates.

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics – University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds

To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. This report calls on universities to make the issue a strategic

Right To Home?: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Homelessness across England is on the rise. Rates are high in urban areas and yet many households in rural areas are threatened with or experience homelessness. In 2015/16, 6,270 households were accepted as homeless in England’s 91 mainly and largely

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG84] – NICE

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2018 – Access to Medicine Foundation

This Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Benchmark provides a , detailed evaluation of how pharmaceutical companies are halting the rise of drug resistance.  It provides an initial baseline measure of how pharmaceutical companies are limiting AMR. Companies and stakeholders can use this analysis to inform priorities and strategies, and learn where

Oral health improvement plan -Scottish Government

This document sets out the Scottish Government’s direction of travel for the future of oral health improvement and NHS dental services in Scotland following the publication of the consultation ‘Scotland’s Oral health Plan’ in September 2016.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners: (SCIE Highlights No 3) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Bulletin from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that identifies that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness

NHS Health Check: stocktake and action plan – Public Health England

This stocktake and action plan sets out the main areas for development by Public Health England (PHE), local authorities and the NHS to ensure we continue to get the most from the NHS Health Check programme in the next 5 years. It has a

Young people’s travel – what’s changed and why? – Department for Transport

Department for Transport  research on young people’s travel behaviour to better understand: why young people are driving less than previous generations what the future implications of this are Additional Item

Mental Health Act: the rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England – Care Quality Commission

Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the reported number of uses of the Mental Health Act (MHA) increased by 40%. It is well established that people from Black and minority ethnic groups are much more likely to be detained than those in

State of child health: one year on – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report form the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health following up ‘The State of Child Health 2017‘ which uncovered alarming inequalities in the health and wellbeing of children across the UK and a clear disparity with the rest of Western

Understanding changes in Greater Manchester’s ‘deprived’ neighbourhoods 2004 to 2015 using a typology of residential mobility: Working paper 01/2018 – Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit

This report analyses patterns of neighbourhood change in so called ‘deprived’ neighbourhoods1 in Greater Manchester (GM) between 2004 and 2015, according to a typology of neighbourhoods based on residential mobility. We focus on neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester that were among the most

‘What would life be – without a sing or dance, what are we?’: a report from the Commission on Dementia and Music – International Longevity Centre

This report examines the existing landscape and future potential of using therapeutic music with people with dementia, which forms one of the most pressing health concerns of our time. Adopting a holistic approach, this report is unique in providing an

Policies for healthy lives: a look beyond Brexit: A collection of essays curated by the Health Foundation – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation curated collection of essays on how Brexit may impact on population health through the adoption of a health-in-all-policies approach. It discusses the potential risks and challenges ahead. It identifies: Health in all policies is a strategy for improving

NDA–PHE Epidemiology Governance Group Annual Report FY2016/2017 – Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Public Health England

This document provides a summary of the FY2016/2017 year’s activity in relation to work governed by this group. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) now own and manage this work and its assets. Public Health England (PHE) are contracted by NDA to

Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences: Report 1: Mental illness – Public Health Wales

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Resilience Survey asked adults about a range of such resilience resources as children and

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre held on 17 March 2017.  The QA visit team identified 9 high priority findings as summarised below: Barts Health NHS Trust does not have an agreed

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Breast Screening Programme Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service held on 27 September 2017. The QA visit team identified 8 high priority findings as summarised below: the current staffing for breast care nurses does not meet nursing guidelines for

Cancer in Kent and Medway – Public Health England

Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance Report that aims to give care providers and policy makers an insight into the burden of cancer – measured in terms of the number of people affected, deaths and survival. They also comment on some