Monthly Archives: September 2017

Models of delivery for stop smoking services: options and evidence

By Public Health England (2017)

This document supports directors of public health and local healthcare commissioners in rapidly appraising the evidence, to enable informed decisions on the provision of local smoking cessation.

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Sustainability and transformation plans in London: an independent analysis

By The King’s Fund

Earlier this year the Mayor of London asked The King’s Fund to undertake an independent assessment of London’s five sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). At a breakfast event this week we launched a joint report with the Nuffield Trust looking at the STPs, their content and common themes.

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Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

By NHS England

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Emerging approaches Developing sustainability and transformation plan governance arrangements

By HFMA (2017)

The aim of this briefing is to explore the emerging governance arrangements being developed to support the delivery of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in the NHS. It provides a background to the introduction of STPs, a review of emerging plans and arrangements and a view on what is working well, alongside a summary of the areas where further work is required. The briefing pulls together experiences for finance staff and others to use in developing their own robust governance arrangements.

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Urban green space interventions and health

By WHO (2017)

This report aims to fill the knowledge gap on the benefits of urban green spaces. It outlines the results of an evidence review and an assessment of local case studies on urban green space interventions, and finds that increasing or improving urban green space can deliver positive health, social and environmental outcomes for all population groups, particularly among lower socioeconomic status groups. It highlights the need to include more health and equity outcomes in studies on green space interventions in future.

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Can’t find it? Let us help! New quick and easy access to evidence for local authority public health teams!

Free online training – click on the dates below to book 

Over 1300 full text journals purchased by PHE and the NHS national core content collection of journals is soon to be quickly and easily accessible to you in just one search, through provision of a new dedicated discovery service.

The bespoke discovery service, which will be available to you from 28 September, enables you to search across a range of quality public health research evidence using a single search box, with the same ease as you would a search-engine, yet with the assurance that you are browsing high quality, relevant resources. Better still, you benefit from seamless access to the full text without the need to go to multiple publisher websites or platforms.

It’s easy to use, and saves you time. You will be able to find the evidence you need to inform your professional decision-making. To find out more, use the links below to register for a free online introductory training session, to be held:

Don’t worry if you can’t make either of the above dates, you will be able to view a recording at your own convenience after 28 September.

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