Monthly Archives: January 2015


20 ebooks relating to Public Health have been purchased and are all freely accessible to all Public Heath Lancashire staff with an Athens username and password. 

To view these books and apply for an Athens username click on the ‘New eBooks’ tab on the blogs homepage


Family friendly framework: a whole systems approach for the planning, delivery and improvement of services for children and families

By British Association for Community Child Health (2014)

This framework from the British Association for Community Child Health and the British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health presents a practical whole systems approach to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

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Time to take action on asthma

By Asthma UK (2014)

The report presents an overview of a survey of more than 6500 people on the quality of asthma care across the UK. A briefing on children’s care is available alongside it.

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Monitoring poverty and social exclusion

By Joseph Rowntree Association (2014)

This annual report assesses the progress in tackling poverty and disadvantage across the UK, focusing on money, housing, work, benefits and services.

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Transfer of 0-5 children’s public health commissioning to local authorities

By Department of Health (2014)

The document sets out the proposed funding allocations for local authorities for the commissioning of children’s 0-5 public health services from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016.

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Feeding Britain: a strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

By All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom (2014)

The report of the all-party parliamentary inquiry into hunger in the United Kingdom considers the extent and causes of hunger in Britain and the scope of provision to alleviate it. It includes recommendations on parenting and hunger in schools.

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Transforming local public services: using technology and digital tools and approaches

By Local Government Association (2014)

This research aims to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better target and more efficient. This report demonstrates that there is significant technological innovation in local government, and finds that it is being applied with real skill and thoughtfulness. Councils have learned lessons from technology projects in the past, and are increasingly using agile and flexible project management approaches to implementation, belying the myth that the public sector cannot effectively implement change supported by information technology.

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