WHO Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

“WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) and compiling it in a database. We update the database daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles that come to our attention. The entries in the database may not be exhaustive and new research will be added regularly.”


Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on

By Institute of Health Equity (Feb 2020)

This report, Health equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on, was commissioned by the Health Foundation, to explore what has happened to health inequalities and social determinants of health in the decade since the Marmot Review. We provide in-depth analysis of health inequalities in England and assess what has happened in key social determinants of health, positively and negatively, in the last 10 years. Critically, we set out an agenda for the Government and local authorities to take action to reduce health inequalities in England. This agenda is based on evidence and practical action evidence from the Marmot Review, and enhanced by new evidence from the succeeding decade, including evidence and learning from practical experience of implementing approaches to health inequalities in England and internationally.

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Free coronavirus evidence

Several publishers are making their coronavirus content freely available. Click the following links to be taken to their websites Wiley https://secure.wiley.com/Coronavirus2020 Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center Springer https://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/campaigns/coronavirus  

PHE  https://phelibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/coronavirusinformation/ 

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).

Premature mortality attributable to socioeconomic inequality in England between 2003 and 2018: an observational study

By Lewer, D. et al. The Lancet Public Health, 2019 doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30219-1

Low socioeconomic position is consistently associated with increased risk of premature death. The aim of this study is to measure the aggregate scale of inequality in premature mortality for the whole population of England.