Tag Archives: Good Practice

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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Peer support: what is it and does it work?

By National Voices (2015)

This review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. It also showed that there is a limited understanding of the different forms of peer support, how best to deliver support and the forms of training and infrastructure to get the most impact from it. It concludes that further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact that peer support has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.

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Hidden citizens: how can we identify the most lonely older adults?

By Campaign to End Loneliness (2015)

In 2013, the Campaign to End Loneliness consulted over 100 frontline service providers about what they needed to improve their support. Nearly half said they wanted a tool or information that could help them to identify people experiencing – or at risk of – loneliness. This report explores what was already known in both research and practice about identifying people experiencing loneliness. It looked at current approaches to identifying loneliness and searched for insights into how services can improve their outreach and support.

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Examining new options and opportunities for providers of NHS care: The Dalton Review

By The Dalton Review (2014)

Sir David Dalton has conducted a review for the government on new options for providers of NHS care. The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive considered issues such as whether local or non-geographical networks of hospitals and services could be brought together under a single leadership team. The review also explores how high-performing NHS organisations might lend their support to providers in difficulty.

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The NHS under the coalition government: part one: NHS reforms

By The King’s Fund (2014)

The 2010–15 parliament has been a parliament of two halves for the NHS. The first half was dominated by debate on the Health and Social Care Bill (which was largely designed to devolve decision-making, put GPs in control of commissioning, and extend competition and choice). The second half was taken up with limiting the damage caused by the Bill, with less emphasis on competition and greater efforts to strengthen the regulation and quality of care and prioritise patient safety.

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Local authorities improving oral health: commissioning better oral health for children and young people: an evidence-informed toolkit for local authorities

By Department of Health (2014)

This guidance aims to support local authorities to commission oral health improvement programmes for children and young people aged up to 19 years. It provides an evidence-informed approach with examples of good practice.

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