Population well-being portal

By e-Learning for Healthcare (2019)

The Population Wellbeing Portal is free to access by anyone who can positively impact public health and wellbeing.

The Portal offers free access to education, training and professional development resources, to help deliver improvements in public health and prevention.  Providing a central location for numerous e-learning resources, reading material, guidance, toolkits and videos, factsheets and many more resources relating to population health.

The Portal brings together material from multiple sources. This includes resources from Health Education England (HEE), Public Health England (PHE); the Academy for Public Health for London and Kent, Surrey, Sussex, the Faculty of Public Health as well as many others.  It links with All Our Health, PHE’framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing

Click here to access the portal

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A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK

By Health Foundation (2019)

  • A selection of essays written by individuals from a diverse range of industries and specialisms, reflecting on the case study of child obesity.
  • Together they illustrate how different disciplines and professional practices conceptualise evidence and how they reason about moving from evidence to taking action.
  • They also show that a broad range of disciplines and professional practices share similar goals.

Click here to read this report

Designing integrated care systems (ICSs) in England

By NHS England (2019)

The NHS Long-Term Plan set the ambition that every part of the country should be an integrated care system by 2021. It encourages all organisations in each health and care system to join forces, so they are better able to improve the health of their populations and offer well-coordinated efficient services to those who need them. This overview is for all the health and care leaders working to make that ambition a reality, whether in NHS acute or primary care, physical or mental health, local government or the voluntary sector. It sets out the different levels of management that make up an integrated care system, describing their core functions, the rationale behind them and how they will work together.

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Environmental health inequalities in Europe: Second assessment report

By WHO (2019)

Environmental conditions are a major determinant of health and well-being, but they are not shared equally across the population. Higher levels of environmental risk are often found in disadvantaged population subgroups. This assessment report considers the distribution of environmental risks and
injuries within countries and shows that unequal environmental conditions, risk exposures and related health outcomes affect citizens daily in all settings where people live, work and spend their time.
The report documents the magnitude of environmental health inequalities within countries through 19 inequality indicators on urban, housing and working conditions, basic services and injuries. Inequalities in risks and outcomes occur in all countries in the WHO European Region, and the latest
evidence confirms that socially disadvantaged population subgroups are those most affected by environmental hazards, causing avoidable health effects and contributing to health inequalities.
The results call for more environmental and intersectoral action to identify and protect those who already carry a disproportionate environmental burden. Addressing inequalities in environmental risk will help to mitigate health inequalities and contribute to fairer and more socially cohesive societies.

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Improving the public’s health: local government delivers

By Local Government Association (2019)

This report states that since taking over responsibility for public health in 2013, councils have maintained or improved 80 per cent of public health outcomes in England. At the same time, councils nationally have had their funding cut by 49 per cent in real terms, between 2010/11 and 2017/18. It calls for the government to reverse these budget declines in the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure that public health services continue to flourish and alleviate cost pressures on the NHS.

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Paying the price: New evidence on the link between price promotions, purchasing of less healthy food and drink, and overweight and obesity in Great Britain

By Cancer Research UK (2019)

The study, which looked at the habits of more than 16,000 British households, found that people whose shopping baskets contained around 40-80 per cent of goods on special offer have more than a 50 per cent increased chance of being obese.

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New Resource for Public Health Lancashire

You now have access to BMJ Best Practice

(Funded by Health Care Libraries Unit North)

With extensive coverage of the most commonly-occurring conditions, Best Practice can be relied on to answer your clinical questions.

BMJ Best Practice uses the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

You will need your Public Health Lancashire Athens username to access this resource.

A link to this resource can also be found in the online resources page of this blog.