PrimaryMay 12, 2021
What does the Queen’s Speech mean for health inequalities?
The highly anticipated Queen’s Speech of 11 May 2021 laid out the Government’s priorities for the year ahead. While inequality received just one line, the focus on education will be positive in addressing the social determinants of health.
Community healthFebruary 8, 2021
12 Million British lives threatened by heatwaves
Future heatwaves threaten the health of 12 million people in the UK, a new report by the Climate Coalition has warned.
Health PolicyAugust 27, 2020
New payment introduced for people self-isolating in highest-risk areas
The Health Secretary has announced that, from 1 September, people on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidences of Covid-19 will benefit from a new payment scheme.
HealthAugust 14, 2020
Six per cent of people in England have had Covid-19
World’s first home antibody test published on Thursday by Imperial College London suggests that 6 per cent of the population in England – around 3.4 million people – have been infected with Covid-19.
Health PolicyJuly 28, 2020
Helping the country lose weight
The Government has announced a wide range of different rules and regulations to try and encourage the UK to lose weight. These include new labelling systems for food, restrictions on junk food adverts, ending unhealthy food promotion in shops and encouraging social prescribing.
Health PolicyJuly 24, 2020
Government poised to announce new measures to curb obesity
The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement next week outlining new measures to curb obesity. Of the measures, a ban on Junk food advertising before the watershed is widely expected.
Community healthFebruary 25, 2020
UK life expectancy growth stalls as health inequality widens
For the first time since 1900, life expectancy has failed to increase in the UK in a decade, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, it has declined. This is according to a new report published by the Institute of Health Equity.
Community healthFebruary 17, 2020
New research reveals severe health implications of domestic abuse
Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be 44 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests.
Health PolicyDecember 19, 2019
Not quite an ocean apart: UK and US health challenges
Different time zones but the same emphasis on improvement methods. Juliette Price, Solutions Architect for Helgerson Solutions, discusses working across sectors to address the social determinants of health in the US and UK at the Public Policy Projects Annual Conference 2019.
Health PolicyDecember 18, 2019
Rewriting the language of population health
Population health management requires systematic change. Achieving this requires rethinking the entire narrative.
Health PolicyAugust 20, 2019
Urgent action is needed to boost MMR uptake
Prime Minister Boris Johnson lays out multiple measures intended to improve MMR vaccine uptake rates in the UK
Health PolicyAugust 20, 2019
NHS Health Check to get a personal touch
Matt Hancock, Sectary of State for Health and Social Care, has launched an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check to assess the feasibility of adopting a more personalised, preventative approach, depending on individual characteristics.
Community healthAugust 14, 2019
NHS should lend a helping hand to local communities
A new report by the Health Foundation argues that the NHS could make a greater contribution to improving social and economic conditions for people in the local areas in which it operates.
Health PolicyAugust 11, 2019
Prevention 2020 – A missed opportunity
The next decade is set to be an era of proactive, predictive and personalised prevention. Or so the Government’s green paper on prevention: Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s, suggests. But does it go far enough to address the challenges of today?

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