Public Health Evidence Briefing 12-04-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

As well as key research, Briefing Highlights for this week include:

  1. COVID-19 vaccines have prevented 10,400 deaths in older adults
  2. Covid vaccination and blood clotting
  3. Findings from the 10th report of REACT-1
  4. Summary of further modelling of impact of easing restrictions
  5. LGA: Case studies of LA public health Covid initiatives
  6. Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected
  7. Delivering prevention in an ageing world: using technology effectively
  8. Covid-19 return to work in the roadmap out of lockdown
  9. Social care and Covid: international evidence and experiences
  10. SCIE: Strengthening Families, Protecting Children
  11. Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image
  12. Sexual and criminal slavery up during Covid

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 05-04-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

As well as key research, Briefing Highlights for this week include:

  1. Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times
  2. Office for Health Promotion and UK Health Security Agency established
  3. Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England
  4. Adult weight management services grant
  5. Adult social care Infection Control and Testing Fund
  6. WHO: Origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  7. Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: the report
  8. The data divide: public attitudes to tackling social and health inequalities in the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
  9. LGA: The lives we want to lead: where next for the debate about care and support reform?
  10. Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 29-03-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

As well as key research, Briefing Highlights for this week include:

  1. Caring as a social determinant of health: findings from a rapid review of reviews and analysis of the GP Patient Survey
  2. NHS population screening: identifying and reducing inequalities
  3. Collaborative TB Strategy for England, 2015 to 2020
  4. Impact of COVID-19 vaccines on mortality in England – December 2020 to February 2021
  5. Taking place-based action to reduce health inequalities and build back better and fairer
  6. Transforming the public health system
  7. The best start for life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days
  8. Adult weight management services grant determination 2021 to 2022
  9. Suicide prevention in England: fifth progress report
  10. ONS: Comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries and regions: 2020
  11. LGA: Public health annual report 2021: rising to the challenges of COVID-19
  12. Global report on ageism
  13. A connected recovery: findings of the APPG on Loneliness Inquiry
  14. Shaping the Covid decade: addressing the long-term societal impacts of Covid-19
  15. Over 1.5 million people need social care because of smoking

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 22-03-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

As well as key research, Briefing Highlights for this week include:

  1. PHE: National COVID-19 reinfection surveillance
  2. PHE study shows three-quarters of over 70s have COVID-19 antibodies
  3. Inequalities in oral health in England
  4. New resources for the Healthy Child Programme
  5. Public Health Matters: Tackling violence against women and girls
  6. Cancer in children and young people – what do the statistics tell us?
  7. Public health grants to local authorities: 2021 to 2022 – and reactions from FPH; LGA
  8. The NHS’s role in tackling poverty: awareness, action and advocacy
  9. A cry for hope: why 2021 must be the year for social care reform
  10. Maternal mental health during a pandemic: a rapid evidence review of Covid-19’s impact

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 15-03-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

As well as key research, Briefing Highlights for this week include:

  1. Four more cases of Variant of Concern VOC-202101/02 (P.1) found in England
  2. COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy – debunking the myths using a community engagement approach underpinned by NICE guidance
  3. Future options for housing and care: improving housing that facilitates care and support for older people
  4. Public Accounts Committee report: COVID-19: Test, track and trace (part 1)
  5. Ten recommendations on better use of stats and data in a pandemic
  6. Local Government Finance in the Pandemic
  7. The impact of the challenges to the social care sector in 2020
  8. Seeking an anchor in an unstable world: experiences of low-income families over time
  9. The other pandemic: the impact of Covid-19 on Britain’s mental health
  10. Understanding vulnerability to online misinformation
  11. Health in all Policies – a local case study

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 08-03-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Vaccines reduce severe COVID-19 in older adults
  2. Adult weight management: short conversations with patients
  3. New Covid-19 Variant Under Investigation (VUI) designated in the UK
  4. Smoking prevalence in adults: current smokers aged over 18 years by wellbeing group and region
  5. £100 million for new specialised support to help those living with obesity to lose weight
  6. £79 million to boost mental health support for children and young people
  7. Call for evidence to improve health and wellbeing of women in England
  8. RSPH: Toolkit to increase community spirit beyond the pandemic
  9. COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas
  10. Race disparity unit: second quarterly report on progress to address covid-19 health inequalities
  11. A window of opportunity for public health: the reconfiguration of public health
  12. What next for the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?
  13. How transport offers a route to better health
  14. Review of Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Health Care Settings in the UK

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 01-03-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Cases of Variant of Concern first detected in Manaus, Brazil identified in England
  2. SIREN study – First real-world UK data shows Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides high levels of protection from the first dose
  3. Physical activity: understanding and addressing inequalities
  4. Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021 from PHE
  5. Fewer than 1 in 5 university students had COVID-19 by end of autumn term
  6. Cabinet Office: Roadmap out of lockdown
  7. All households with children of school age to get 2 rapid COVID-19 tests per person per week
  8. Latest findings from REACT-2 antibody surveillance study published
  9. Guidance: Living Safely with Covid: Moving toward a Strategy for Sustainable Exit from the Pandemic
  10. Integrated care systems in London: challenges and opportunities ahead
  11. LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference 2021: Rising to the challenge
  12. The Conservative governments’ record on social policy from May 2015 to pre-Covid 2020: policies, spending and outcomes

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 22-02-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Help us, help you lung cancer campaign launched
  2. February interim findings from COVID-19 REACT-1 study published
  3. Coronavirus vaccination statistics, plans and documentation brought together in one place
  4. Covid-19 Human Challenge study
  5. Establishing the National Institute for Health Protection
  6. Mind The Gap: Legacy of 2012 Act to blame for low flu vaccine rates in London
  7. Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region (2021)
  8. The health of people from ethnic minority groups in England
  9. The impact of Covid-19 on the lives of Latin American migrants
  10. Supporting the LGBTQ+ population through Covid-19 and beyond
  11. Coronavirus and care homes, nearly 12 months on
  12. New health inequalities portal
  13. The invisible threat: how we can protect people from air pollution and create a fairer, healthier society

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 15-02-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Cardiovascular disease: building back better
  2. Counting deaths during the pandemic
  3. Blueprint launched for NHS and social care reform following pandemic
  4. DHSC: New vaccine uptake plan published
  5. Still not safe: the public health response to youth violence
  6. WHO: Long Covid
  7. Social care leadership: stories from the frontline
  8. Working together to improve patient care: how PCNs are working in partnership to support people’s mental health
  9. Campaign ‘What’s Up With Everyone?’ to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing
  10. LGA responds to white paper plans to radically reform the NHS
  11. We can’t prevent childhood obesity by education alone: lessons from the evidence base
  12. Support for domestic abuse victims: housing, health, education, social services and social security

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 08-02-21

Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days for those interested in public health are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Tackling London’s ongoing COVID-19 health inequalities
  2. COVID-19 alternating dose vaccine study launches in UK
  3. Vaccine information – resources in community languages
  4. Engaging men earlier: a guide to service design
  5. UK Biobank SARS-CoV-2 Serology Study
  6. Coronavirus: No going back to normal
  7. Serious child harm cases reported by councils rise by more than a quarter during pandemic
  8. Covid-19 recovery and resilience: what can health and care learn from other disasters?
  9. How can Primary Care Networks succeed in reducing health inequalities?
  10. Public health foresight in light of Covid-19

and so much more …

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