Monthly Archives: January 2020

Community-centred public health: Taking a whole system approach

By Public Health England (2020)

This document examines at the elements of community-centred PH with practical examples across the 4 themes , an overview of whole systems approach as a concept, practical tips on where to start, and further resources.

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The English local government public health reforms An independent assessment

By The King’s Fund (2020)

This report, commissioned by the Local Government Association, assesses the success of the 2013 reforms to public health in England, which were part of the Coalition government’s wider health reform programme. These reforms, which saw the responsibility for many aspects of public health move from the NHS to local government, involved transition of staff and services and required the formation of new relationships to ensure public health was embedded across local government services.
The report looks at the effects of the reforms in both the short and longer term and looks at the impact of the changes, which have brought opportunities for innovation and integration, as well as challenges, at a time when funding for public health has been cut. The author then takes a look into the future and the implications for public health in the context of the NHS long term plan, the government’s prevention consultation and the wider shift to population health systems.

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New Evidence Briefings from Public Health England

There are 4 new Evidence Briefings available to download on the KLS Briefing webpage: click here to view all briefings 

Are healthy weight management interventions effective before, during and after pregnancy? (under Reproductive Health)

What can employers do to support women going through the menopause? (under Work and Health)

What approaches to performance management and performance appraisal in the workplace are effective for improving organisation outcomes or staff attitudes to the process? (under Performance Management).

What research has been done to understand substance misuse within the UK student population, and what interventions have been introduced as a result? (under Substance Misuse).