Psychosocial pathways and health outcomes: Informing action on health inequalities – Public Health England

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

Public Health In Europe During The Austerity Years: A Research Report From ILC-UK – International Longevity Centre

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

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

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

Guidelines for the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care facilities – World Health Organization

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

The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England – Macmillan Cancer Care

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

Challenging Health Inequalities: Support for CCGs – NHS England

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.

Inequalities in later life: The issue and the implications for policy and practice – Centre for Ageing Better

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

Inequalities in later life – Centre for Ageing Better

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

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care – people & process – Department of Health

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

Public involvement in alcohol research – Alcohol Research UK

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.

Incentives and disincentives for reducing sugar in manufactured foods: An exploratory supply chain analysis: A set of insights for Member States in the context of the WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015–2020 – World Health Organization

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”

Air Pollution Benefits Of Active Travel: Final report for Sustrans – Eunomia

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 –

A ‘Watershed’ Moment: Why it’s Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts – Obesity Health Alliance

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

Unlocking a different future: An independent evaluation of Project Future – Centre for Mental Health

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

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes: Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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

Shooting Up: Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK, 2016: An update, November 2017 – Public Health England

This Public Health England report describes the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United Kingdom.

Quality Assurance visit report: Liverpool and Wirral Bowel Cancer Screening Centre – Public Health England

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

Scoping Review on Social Care Economic Evaluation Methods: (CHE Research Paper 150) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

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

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme – Black Country – Public Health England

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: A comprehensive analysis of poverty trends and figures – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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