Unequal distribution of the social determinants of health, such as education, housing and employment, drives inequalities in physical and mental health. There is also extensive evidence that ‘psychosocial’ factors, such as work stress, influence health and wellbeing. This report highlights the current
International Longevity Centre report looking at the impact of austerity on public health. It demonstrates progress on a number of key health indicators has stalled, including life expectancy and mortality rates.In addition levels of subjective health have fallen among young people
Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical
Global guidelines for preventing and controlling three types of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria in health settings. These bacteria are difficult to treat due to high levels of antibiotic resistance and are associated with high mortality. They have the potential for widespread transmission
Macmillian Cancer Care report that looks at the experience of cancer patients’ final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are
This guide has been created to help identify areas of variation in emergency admissions in more and less deprived CCGs and to promote a discussion where variation occurs.
Whilst there are a range of influences on inequalities in later life, the most compelling evidence relates to our circumstances and experiences across the life course and the combination of multiple factors that shape people’s experiences in later life (intersectionality). Inequalities in later
Report that aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life
Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public
Report establishing key principles behind greater public involvement in alcohol research. It also explores the key challenges and describes how researchers might better engage with the public in future.
This policy brief presents the results of a novel food supply chain analysis that identifies insights for governments to consider when designing sugar reduction strategies. It explores the incentives and disincentives to using sugar in manufactured foods throughout the “sugar supply chain”
Report by Eunomia for Sustrans that provides a air quality measurement model that aims to support local authorities in making the case for investment in walking and cycling and estimates the contribution of active travel in reducing air pollution –
Obesity Health Alliance commissioned the University of Liverpool to analyse the adverts shown during some of the TV shows popular with children in February 2017 to examine how many food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) adverts
Project Future has looked at the lived experience of young marginalised men with experience in the criminal justice system, often labelled ‘gang-affiliated’ and who have had poor access to services. It identifies that NHS, local authorities and others should offer
Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 12 and 13 July 2017. Identifies 11 high priority findings: resources for antenatal sonography should be reviewed to ensure that PHE requirements are met the Trust’s
This Public Health England report describes the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United Kingdom.
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit for the bowel cancer screening programme in Liverpool and Wirral screening centre held on 9 June 2016. Identifies 2 high priority issues: current accommodation for the SSP and administration teams is not ideal and
A systematic review of the published literature and a survey of experts to inform NICE on the methods available for use in undertaking economic evaluation of social care interventions. It identifies the methods in development, the methods challenges faced and the
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in the Black Country held on 10 January 2017. High priority findings were: the service should have at least one clinical skills trainer (CST) who holds or is working towards the certificate in assessing vocational
UK Poverty 2017 highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. This is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners. 8 million