Useful Websites

Network of Public Health Observatories – Became part of Public Health England in April 2013. This website links out to the following sites:

Clinical Knowledge Summaries – Provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations

Department of Health 

Evidence-based practice for Public Health – Evidence-based practice for public health involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. This website provides free online access to evidence-based public health (EBPH) resources, Knowledge domains of public health, and public health journals and databases. The resources are arranged along a pathway of evidence to allow public health practitioners to easily find and use the best evidence to develop and implement effective interventions, programs, and policies.

Evidence-informed public health – The process of distilling and disseminating the best available evidence from research, context and experience, and using that evidence to inform and improve public health practice and policy. Put simply, it means finding, using and sharing what works in public health.

Inside Commissioning – Inside Commissioning is a new website for a new era in the history of the NHS. Our aim is to showcase the latest thinking on redesigning the healthcare system to better fit the needs of patients, and the public, in the 21st century. We will bring together frontline commissioners from all backgrounds, to debate new ideas, help solve problems, and share good practice.

Knowledge 4 Commissioning –  An NHS resource working alongside other commissioning support organisations to help you identify the best possible care for your local population.

Making Every Contact Count – NHS Health Education England –  Many long-terms diseases in our population are closely linked to known behavioural risk factors. Around 40% of the UK’s disability adjusted life years lost are attributable to tobacco, hypertension, alcohol, being overweight or being physically inactive. Making changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption can help people to reduce their risk of poor health significantly. Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.This website provides resources and information to support people and organisations implementing MECC and has been developed with multi-agency input at local, regional and national level. Development of this site and its content would not have been possible without the combined efforts of many partner organisations who have all agreed to share their work and contribute to a joined up approach to Making Every Contact Count.

NICE Guidelines

Primary Care Commissioning

Public Health England

Quality Watch –  Independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing over time

Social Care Institute for Excellence

UK Health Forum –  Our mission is to operate as a centre of expertise, working with and through our members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases – coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer respiratory diseases and vascular dementia.

World Health Organisation (Europe)


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