Public Health Evidence Briefing 02-08-21

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: Everybody active, every day: 5 years on
  2. Coronavirus: the consequences for mental health
  3. National disability strategy
  4. Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks – updated 30th July
  5. The lived experience of disabled people during the Covid-19 pandemic
  6. New data show rise in hospital admissions for unvaccinated pregnant women
  7. You only had to ask: what people with multiple conditions say about health equity
  8. The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping: When we work together: learning the lessons
  9. Sport in our communities
  10. Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems
  11. LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 26-07-21

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. Some under-18s to be eligible for vaccination against Covid
  2. Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2021: health in coastal communities
  3. National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026
  4. Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from October 2022
  5. People with five or more symptoms more likely to develop long COVID
  6. Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities 
  7. Smoking-related poverty concentrated in the North and Midlands
  8. New map reveals rates of hunger at local authority level
  9. Reshaping spaces: building back better

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 19-07-21

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. Monitoring alcohol consumption and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Alcoholic liver deaths increased by 21% during year of the pandemic
  3. Almost 100% of people have antibodies after second Covid-19 vaccine
  4. ISAGE: Why social solidarity is still needed
  5. Fit for purpose? Addressing inequities in mental health research exacerbated by Covid-19
  6. The cost of inequality: putting a price on health
  7. National Food Strategy – The Plan
  8. Covid-19: preparing for the future – looking ahead to winter 2021/22 and beyond
  9. The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities
  10. Early evaluation of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 12-07-21

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. Blood lead concentrations in children and pregnant women
  2. REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: June 2021 interim results
  3. Asymptomatic testing backed by new research studies according to DHSC
  4. New cross-government unit to tackle drug misuse following major independent review
  5. New pilot to help people exercise more and eat better
  6. Health and Care Bill – and reactions to it
  7. Tuberculosis (TB) action plan for England, 2021-26
  8. The Health Foundation: Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery: the Covid-19 impact inquiry report
  9. Out of the woods? Young people’s mental health and labour market status as the economy reopens
  10. A perfect storm – health inequalities and the impact of COVID-19
  11. ADPH and FPH: Joint Statement: The COVID-19 Roadmap

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 05-07-21

After a three-week break, Health Evidence Matters public health briefings are back – with a bumper edition summarising key evidence from research, policy, analysis and news from the last 3 weeks.

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 07-06-21

PLEASE NOTE: Health Evidence Matters is taking a break. The next briefing will be posted w/c 12th July.

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. Articles on preparing for the next pandemic and strengthening global health
  2. Indie SAGE quick guide to current Covid variants
  3. Indie SAGE statement on the UK government roadmap for ending all restrictions
  4. Happy to help: the welfare effects of a nationwide micro-volunteering programme
  5. The King’s Fund: LGBTQ+ health: useful reading and resources
  6. A public health approach to tackling modern slavery

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 31-05-21

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: Variant data
  2. PHE: Covid-19: assessment of hospital-associated SARS-CoV-2 infection and care home outbreaks
  3. Lower carbohydrate diets for adults with type 2 diabetes
  4. National Stroke Service Model: Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks
  5. The role of healthcare services in addressing domestic abuse
  6. Townscapes: the value of social infrastructure
  7. Pandemic pressures: how Greater Manchester equalities organisations have responded to the needs of older people during the Covid-19 crisis
  8. Making the extra years count – Inequalities in disability and dependency with increasing longevity
  9. The rise of working poverty and fixing Britain’s broken social settlement
  10. Third quarterly report on progress to address COVID-19 health inequalities

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 24-05-21

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. Latest PHE data on B.1.617.2 and efficacy of vaccines against it
  2. COVID-19 Health Inequalities Monitoring in England Tool (CHIME)
  3. NAO: Initial learning from the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England 2021
  5. Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen communities encouraged to ‘Give Covid the Jab’
  6. The relationship between the adult social care sector and ICSs: time for action?
  7. Smoking and health 2021: a coming of age for tobacco control?
  8. Generation Covid: the economic impact of Covid-19 on young people in the United Kingdom
  9. Wellbeing across the four UK countries during the pandemic
  10. LGA survey: £118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 17-05-21

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. Latest information on the B.1.617.2 (Indian) variant from PHE, SAGE and Independent SAGE
  2. COVID-19 vaccines: further evidence of success
  3. Tuberculosis (TB): a resource to support TB in low incidence areas
  4. Calorie labelling on menus to be introduced in cafes, restaurants and takeaways
  5. NICE: CYP – Building independence through planning for transition
  6. Prevention in social care
  7. Integrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods
  8. COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic
  9. Homelessness and rough sleeping in the time of Covid-19
  10. Community health services
  11. A case for better financial support to self-isolate
  12. Child Mortality and Social Deprivation

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 10-05-21

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. Parents with alcohol and drug problems: support resources
  2. B.1.617.2 reclassified as a Variant of Concern
  3. Digital Weight Management Programme
  4. Record number of alcohol-specific deaths in 2020
  5. The LSE–Lancet Commission on the future of the NHS
  6. Are we facing a mental health pandemic?
  7. ‘See Through the Symptoms’ GP awareness campaign for never smoking lung cancers launched
  8. Devolved public services: the NHS, schools and social care in the four nations
  9. Adult social care: the key trends explained
  10. Mental health: should we be worried?

and so much more …

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