Monthly Archives: November 2016

Finding the evidence: Research support for public health teams based in Local Authorities

By Public Health England (2016)

Information skills such as literature searching and critical appraisal skills are a key part of the learning and research process, because it helps students to build a case and demonstrate why their research is relevant and required. The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team have produced this leaflet to support people working in public health teams, and help them embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily working practice.

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Finding the evidence: Research support for PHE staff undertaking university courses

By Public Health England (2016)

Information skills such as literature searching and critical appraisal skills are a key part of the learning and research process, because it helps students to build a case and demonstrate why their research is relevant and required. The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team have produced this leaflet to support PHE staff who are undertaking postgraduate courses. It contains links to useful resources related to evidence-based public health, and can be used alongside materials produced by their universities, that the training that is provided as part of their university induction programme and part-time/distance learner support.

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Finding the evidence: Health inequalities, equality and diversity

By Public Health England (2016)

Health inequalities are systematic and avoidable differences in health and wellbeing between groups of people or communities.
This resource has been prepared by the Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services Team to help people working in public health, identify the best evidence for making decisions around health inequalities.
The conceptual and legal frameworks for considering health inequalities and equality are related but slightly different. Health inequalities are avoidable and unfair differences in health status between groups of people or communities. Equality and diversity in the UK reflects concern with promoting good relations, ensuring equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination.

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New Blog Page – Literature search questions

I have added a new page to the blog called Literature Search Questions which lists all the searches I have received in the past year. Should you want any of the results sent to you then please either contact me via the blog or email me on sarah.woodhall@lthtr.nhs.uk

Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS: how are they being developed in practice?

By The King’s Fund (2016)

Based on interviews with senior NHS and local government leaders in four areas, our new report looks at progress in developing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). Despite criticisms of the process so far, the report urges the government and the NHS to continue to back STPs as the best hope for delivering long-term improvement in health and social care.

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Local health and care planning: menu of preventative interventions

By Public Health England (2016)

Public Health England (PHE) has produced this menu of preventative interventions (MoI), building on the NHS England Prevention Aide-Memoire, a guide that was developed to help local leaders work together across sustainability and transformation plan (STP) footprints.

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