Public Health Evidence Briefing 20-07-20

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. New PHE tool brings together all reports and tools produced by PHE to support the monitoring of the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19
  2. Local authority powers to impose restrictions under coronavirus regulations
  3. iSAGE: A Better Way To Go: Towards a Zero Covid UK
  4. iSAGE: Report on Face Masks
  5. Types and uses of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests
  6. Exposed, silenced, attacked: failures to protect health and essential workers during the pandemic
  7. REACT study indicates lockdown significantly reduced coronavirus
  8. The hidden impact of Covid-19 on patient care in the NHS in England
  9. Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19
  10. YoungMinds second survey: Coronavirus: impact on young people with mental health needs
  11. Taking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime: case studies
  12. A million smokers quit during pandemic
  13. Government’s test and trace system failing in areas battling major outbreaks, leaked analysis reveals

 and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 13-07-20

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. Disparities in the Impact of COVID-19 in Black and Minority Populations
  2. Don’t rely on temperature screening products for detection of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  3. Regional coronavirus cases and triage figures published in new interactive dashboard
  4. Nuffield Trust looks at NHS Test and Trace
  5. Children’s Commissioner for England: Teenagers falling through the gaps
  6. Local Government Association: Re-thinking local
  7. A spatial approach to working with marginalised communities
  8. Hungry for change: fixing the failures in food

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 06-07-20

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. SACN and NICE: rapid reviews on vitamin D in Covid-19
  2. Coronavirus and the economic value of human life or … Is the lockdown worth it?
  3. Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19: systematic review and meta-analysis
  4. Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people
  5. Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2020
  6. Measuring poverty 2020
  7. Supporting residents in retirement housing and extra care housing who experience loneliness
  8. The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works – free online course

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 29-06-20

Another week, another 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

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. Changes from 4th July as lockdown eases
  2. iSAGE: 20,000 more could die of COVID-19 by April at current rates of infection
  3. Research and analysis on COVID-19 antibody testing
  4. Public health messages on alcohol need to consider how and why people drink, not just how much
  5. ONS data: Deaths involving COVID-19 by occupation; Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain; impact of lockdown
  6. The financial risk and resilience of English local authorities in the coronavirus crisis
  7. Report warns of risk of serious mental health conditions in children due to COVID-19
  8. Evaluating social prescribing
  9. Life after lockdown: tackling loneliness among those left behind

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 22-06-20

Another week, another 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

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. Beyond the data: understanding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME groups
  2. Update from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the UK alert level
  3. Government publishes COVID-19 growth rates as well as R value
  4. Covid-19 could widen mental health inequalities for a generation
  5. Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19
  6. The geography of the Covid-19 crisis in England
  7. Covid-19 and inequalities
  8. ADASS coronavirus survey
  9. Data on deaths from Covid-19 in care settings broken down by ethnicity

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 15-06-20

Another week, another 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

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. Estimated number of adults who are morbidly obese in England
  2. Alcohol-attributable fractions for England: an update
  3. Study launched to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 in schools
  4. Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers
  5. Guiding Principles for Effective Management of COVID-19 at a Local Level
  6. Towards an integrated find, test, trace, isolate, support (FTTIS) response to the pandemic
  7. BAME women and Covid-19: research evidence
  8. Ethnicity and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients in England
  9. The mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 08-06-20

Another incredibly busy week for Covid-19 research evidence, analysis, policy and news. All summarised along with non-Covid related issues in this briefing.

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. PHE: Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19
  2. Sexual and reproductive health: return on investment tool
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): What does a contact tracer do?
  4. Expert research centre on health inequalities launched
  5. Two hydroxychloroquine studies retracted from The Lancet and NEJM
  6. Data reveals the contact tracing app could exacerbate health inequalities
  7. Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19
  8. Covid-19: CQC publishes data on deaths of people with a learning disability
  9. Impact of coronavirus on cancer services revealed – over 2 million people waiting for screening, tests and treatments
  10. Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

and SO much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 01-06-20

Lots of news this week and here’s another evidence briefing from Health Evidence Matters.

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. Government launches NHS Test and Trace service
  2. NHS test and trace: workplace guidance
  3. The ADPH is calling for full implementation of all Phase 2 measures to be delayed
  4. Health inequalities: suite of resources to support place-based approaches to planning and responding to COVID-19
  5. SAGE minutes published
  6. The Covid-19 pandemic, financial inequality and mental health
  7. Preventing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic across long-term care services in the WHO European Region
  8. RSPH: Community spirit protects health and saves lives
  9. Age, death risk, and the design of an exit strategy: a guide for policymakers and for citizens who want to stay alive

and much, much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 25-05-20

Another fast moving week, another evidence briefing from Health Evidence Matters.

Free, gratis and with grateful thanks to all NHS, Public Health and all Key Workers

Highlights include:

  1. Position statement regarding COVID-19 tests evaluated by Public Health England (PHE)
  2. Reopening schools – two reports
  3. Government announces that everyone in UK with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests
  4. NAO: Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. Covid-19 and the nation’s mental health: Forecasting needs and risks in the UK
  6. Recreating parks: securing the future of our urban green spaces
  7. Is cardiovascular disease slowing improvements in life expectancy?
  8. Mentally healthy universities

and much, much more …

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Public Health Evidence Briefing 18-05-20

It’s a fast-moving world, but here is this week’s evidence briefing which summarises the need-to-know policy, research, analysis and news up to 10 am 18th May.

Highlights include:

  1. Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
  2. SAGE: Covid-19: what are the options for the UK?
  3. Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity
  4. COVID-19 detection dogs trial launches
  5. Vitamin D and Covid-19 – debunking the headlines
  6. RSPH calls for more mental health support for young people in lockdown
  7. Statutory homelessness in England
  8. Initial findings from the first wave of the pilot phase of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey for England
  9. How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19) work
  10. Deaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show?
  11. Tackling domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
  12. Towards a healthy weight

and much, much more …

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