Category Archives: CVD, Respiratory Disease, Liver Disease including NHS Health Checks

Three updated Cochrane Reviews assessing the effectiveness of influenza vaccines

By The Cochrane Library (2018)

Three Cochrane Reviews have been newly updated to incorporate the latest available evidence on vaccines for the prevention of influenza. These reviews, which focus on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly, form a long-running series by the same author team, and are available in full on the Cochrane Library:

Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults

Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children

Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly

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Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

Article published in The Lancet, June 22nd 2015

This final report of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change highlights the threat that climate change poses to public health. It argues that there is a key opportunity to invest in public health and build a resilient health system.

Please note that this requires free registration to access the full-text.

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Health and social care priorities for the Government: 2015-2020

By The Nuffield Trust (2015)

This briefing outlines ten possible key health and social care priorities for the new government, covering funding and finance, quality of care, new models of care and workforce.

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Collaborative tuberculosis strategy for England 2015 to 2020

By Public Health England (2015)

This strategy outlines how Public Health England and NHS England intend to organise and resource services to tackle tuberculosis (TB) from 2015 to 2020. It looks at using the assets that already exist in the NHS and the public health system to: support and strengthen local services in tackling TB (particularly in areas of high incidence); ensure clear lines of accountability and responsibility; and provide national support for local action.

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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

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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Markets for good: the next generation of public service reform

By Reform (2014)

The NHS Health Check is for 40 to 74 year olds and aims to reduce the risk of people developing preventable conditions. This paper sets out the research and evaluation priorities for the programme and provides input from stakeholders from across the public health sector, as well as Public Health England’s understanding of current knowledge and academic research on NHS Health Checks. The consultation closes on 19 December 2014.

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