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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Public Health Evidence Briefing 01-02-21

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. Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK
  2. SARS-CoV-2 VOC: investigating and managing individuals with a possible or confirmed case
  3. A thank you to the nation’s Public Health professionals
  4. Children’s Commissioner: The state of children’s mental health services 2020/21
  5. Young people’s mental and emotional health: trajectories and drivers in childhood and adolescence
  6. UK Covid vaccination policy
  7. Understanding the variation in vaccine roll-out speed across the UK
  8. Let’s do this: the promise of fixing social care: Report shows that Covid has exposed the fragility of social care systems
  9. NHS Digital Mental Health Bulletin 2019-20 Annual report
  10. How have directors of public health responded locally to Covid-19?
  11. What’s going on with public health spending?
  12. Online platform launched to support vital public health education

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 25-01-21

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. New Every Mind Matters campaign
  2. Position statement regarding daily contact testing in schools from PHE and NHS Test and Trace
  3. SACN statement on nutrition and older adults
  4. Coronavirus infections are not falling in England, latest REACT findings show
  5. Stepping up: the response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic
  6. Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living
  7. The EU’s initial contribution to the public health response to COVID-19
  8. Health on the high street: embedding healthy living into urban regeneration after the pandemic
  9. Working for babies: lockdown lessons from local systems
  10. The future of public transport and the role of Local Government

and so much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 18-01-21

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. Adult excess weight: patterns and trends
  2. Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus
  3. UK Covid-19 vaccines delivery plan
  4. Landmark reform of mental health laws
  5. The UK response to Covid-19: use of scientific advice
  6. University of Bristol Covid-19 vaccine communication handbook – fighting the spread of misinformation
  7. A new deal for prevention
  8. Active Lives Children and Young People Survey 2019/2020
  9. Brain Health: a new way to think about dementia risk reduction
  10. Brexit and the end of the transition period: what does it mean for the health and care system?
  11. CQC’s strategic plan for changing regulation of health and social care

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 11-01-21

Another busy week in the world of Public health. Key research, analysis, policy and news from the last few days are summarised for you in this briefing.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. PHE: Investigation of novel SARS-CoV-2 variant Variant of Concern
  2. Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from April 2022
  3. Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week
  4. UK scientists express concern that vaccines may not protect against S.African coronavirus variant
  5. Continued lockdown of fitness and leisure sector will cost £7.25m in missed health savings and £90m in revenue every week
  6. The IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities
  7. Brexit and healthcare
  8. Disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BME communities
  9. Impact of pandemic on food banks
  10. 2020: the health policy year in 12 charts

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 04-01-21

Here is the first evidence briefing for 2021, summarising key research, policy, news and analysis relevant to public health that has been published over the festive period.
Folk have taken the opportunity to recharge batteries and not as much has been published as normal, this edition reflects this – expect a flood next week.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. Information on the new SARS-CoV-2 variant
  2. New data reveals how our diets are changing over time
  3. Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020
  4. The 2020 SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in England: key epidemiological drivers and impact of interventions
  5. Imperial College: Report 42 – Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 in England: insights from linking epidemiological and genetic data
  6. ONS publish an interactive tool to explore the latest data and trends about Covid-19
  7. Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19
  8. Resources to help quit smoking
  9. State of health visiting in England

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 21-12-20

Here is the last, very busy, evidence briefing for 2020, which summarises key research, policy, news and analysis relevant to public health.
The next edition will be on 4th January 2021.
I hope you have felt these briefings have helped you to keep on top of latest developments.
2020 has been such a tough and challenging year for us all and I add my heartfelt thanks to that expressed by millions of us who owe so much to all working in the public health, the NHS, and wider health and social care. You are stars and I hope the festive period brings some calm and peace to you.

Highlights for this week include:

  1. COVID-19 infection rates in schools mirror rates in the community
  2. Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2020: health trends and variation in England
  3. Opportunities to strengthen place-based systems approaches to consider and address associated health inequalities
  4. Build back fairer: the Covid-19 Marmot review
  5. Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
  6. Local listening: fears and concerns about Covid-19 vaccination
  7. Health Survey for England 2019
  8. Considering health inequality impact in decision making: what does it mean for policy makers?
  9. Towards a new model of prevention
  10. NAO: Investigation into preparations for potential COVID-19 vaccines
  11. Obesity and coronavirus – where next for policy?
  12. Unlimited potential: report of the Commission of Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 14-12-20

Another week, another FREE evidence briefing for those with an interest in public health. A digest of the main research, policy, analysis and news from the past week or so.

Highlights include:

  1. Updated – Whole systems approach to obesity
  2. Covid vaccination launch – resources and Oxford vaccine paper
  3. ONS: Bringing the latest data on COVID-19 all in one place
  4. NAO: The government’s approach to test and trace in England – interim report
  5. Statistics on Smoking, England 2020
  6. King’s Fund: The next steps towards integrated care
  7. Levelling up health for prosperity: Where cuts to public health budgets disproportionately hit the most
  8. Destitution in the UK 2020
  9. Rural health services and Covid-19
  10. Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2018

and SO much more …

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