Public Health Evidence Briefing 28-09-20

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. Surge in smokers trying to quit see increased success rates in 2020
  2. Families and healthy weight approaches: qualitative review
  3. Those with flu and Covid-19 more at risk of death
  4. Health Equity Assessment Tool
  5. NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales
  6. Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI
  7. Coronavirus in 10 charts
  8. Statistics for all routine childhood vaccinations in England in 2019-20
  9. Homes, health and Covid-19
  10. Impact of Covid-19 on food banks in the Trussell Trust network
  11. National survey of malnutrition and nutritional care in adults
  12. The Broken Plate 2020: The State of the Nation’s Food System
  13. The long shadow of deprivation: differences in opportunities

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 21-09-20

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. Supporting weight management and wellbeing approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. The future of public health: the NIHP and other public health functions
  3. Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic
  4. iSAGE: Emergency 10-point action plan to avoid a second national COVID lockdown
  5. Social determinants of health and the role of local government
  6. Commission on Alcohol Harm: ‘It’s everywhere’: alcohol’s public face and private harm
  7. Universal screening for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: a rapid review
  8. Next steps for funding mental healthcare in England: prevention
  9. Towards resilience: redesigning our systems for a better future

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 14-09-20

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. Weight management services during COVID-19: phase 1 insights
  2. New voluntary calorie guidelines aim to help industry tackle obesity
  3. COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report
  4. Independent report backs PHE position that e-cigarettes are much less harmful than combustible tobacco
  5. Imperial College: Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in England: detection by community antigen surveillance
  6. National Audit Office: Childhood obesity
  7. Social prescribing
  8. Ageing in place for minority ethnic communities: the importance of social infrastructure
  9. Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19
  10. Report examines the government’s initial response to the Covid-19 crisis
  11. Worlds of influence: understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries
  12. You had one job: the shortcomings of Public Health England and the World Health Organization during the Covid-19 pandemic

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 07-09-20

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. No child left behind: a public health informed approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable children
  2. Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2019
  3. Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) types 1 and 2
  4. The COVID-19 dashboard: bringing together data and statistics in one place
  5. Effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on suicide unclear
  6. The good childhood report 2020
  7. Generation COVID-19: Building the case to protect young people’s future health
  8. Covid-19 this winter: Very wide ranges of scenarios in leaked report

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 31-08-20

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. PHE: COVID-19 risk pathways
  2. PHE: Population screening: applying All Our Health
  3. New measures to support development of safe COVID-19 vaccines for UK
  4. West Midlands inquiry into Covid-19 fatalities in the BAME community
  5. The whole society approach: making a giant leap on childhood health
  6. The experience of care home staff during Covid-19
  7. Suicide prevention in Gypsy and Traveller communities in England
  8. Learning from SARS-CoV-2-related and associated maternal deaths in the UK
  9. A ban on evictions and help for rough sleepers
  10. LGA: Decarbonising transport

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 24-08-20

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. Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection – and some responses to the news
  2. National framework for e-sexual and reproductive healthcare
  3. Guidance: SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in educational settings as PHE tudy finds very low numbers of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools
  4. Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on schools and childcare reopening
  5. New £3.3 million fund to give babies from deprived areas or BAME backgrounds the best start in life
  6. Standing up to the test: learning lessons for the next phase of the national Covid-19 testing strategy
  7. Prevalence data for 21 common conditions from NHS Digital
  8. Obesity stigma fuelling severe impact on adult social care
  9. Babies in lockdown: listening to parents to build back better
  10. Better than cure: injury prevention policy
  11. Covid-19 and English council funding: how are budgets being hit in 2020–21?
  12. Explainer: What can we learn from recent data on Covid-19 deaths?
  13. Royal College of Pathologists raises concerns about the direct sale of Covid-19 antibody testing devices to consumers

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 17-08-20

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.

Following yesterday’s news involving Public Health England, there is no further information about this on the PHE website at the time of writing.

Highlights include:

  1. NHS Test and Trace service to strengthen regional contact tracing
  2. Government plan for cycling and walking
  3. Largest study on home coronavirus antibody testing publishes first findings
  4. Our place: local authorities and the public’s mental health
  5. NHS Reset: Mental health services and COVID-19- preparing for the rising tide
  6. Homeless health projects achieve lasting benefits
  7. Realising the broader value of vaccines in the UK
  8. Hear us: the experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking women during the pandemic
  9. The case for sustainable investment to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping post-Covid-19

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 10-08-20

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. SAGE: Paper estimating the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on England’s mortality and morbidity
  2. Third phase of NHS response to COVID-19
  3. Recruitment of social prescribing link workers
  4. Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions
  5. Three new modifiable risk factors for dementia found
  6. Cancer Research UK survey finds one third of patients say coronavirus has impacted their treatment
  7. Over-Exposed and Under-Protected: The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Great Britain
  8. How fit were public services for coronavirus?
  9. How should the world pay for a Covid-19 vaccine?

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 03-08-20

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. Excess weight and Covid-19: insights from new evidence
  2. Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
  3. Improving access to greenspaces
  4. UK Biobank COVID-19 seroprevalence study: round 1 results
  5. Roll-out of 2 new rapid coronavirus tests ahead of winter
  6. Comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries and regions: January to June 2020
  7. House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts: Readying the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 peak
  8. Living in poverty was bad for your health before Covid-19
  9. Lives on hold: Children’s wellbeing and COVID-19
  10. Breathing Space: an evaluation of Orbit’s mental health programme
  11. The experience of people approaching later life in lockdown
  12. National Food Strategy review

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 27-07-20

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. Excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19
  2. Tackling obesity: government strategy
  3. Annual STI and National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) data
  4. DHSC testing and tracing statistics: information for users
  5. Best Beginnings: a proposal for a new early years guarantee to give all children in England the best start in life
  6. Delivering integrated care at neighbourhood level: developing shared working practices
  7. Mental health and primary care networks (PCNs).
  8. The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do
  9. Starting position could hit the NHS’s recovery from Covid-19
  10. Misinformation in the Covid-19 infodemic

 and SO much more …

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