Useful Websites

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 

Discovery Service – A searchable database of 1300 full-text journals purchased by Public Health England. The link takes you to the Athens sign in page.

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.

Finding the evidence: Research support for public health teams based in local authorities – The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this leaflet to support people working in public health teams in Local Authorities, to help them embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily working practice. The leaflet contains details about electronic journal and database access, searching skills, critical appraisal, and reference management software.

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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