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Health In All Policies Public Health

Motherload – creating a cycling culture

  I was invited by @heasonevents to see Motherload in November. This was part of the monthly cycle to the cinema event series – https://cycletothecinema.co.uk/   Motherload itself is a fabulous story – both inspiring and uplifting of how one mum (and lots of others) are changing the way they think about transport for them […]

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Public Health

Why hasn’t what is being observed in the USA on opioid addiction been seen here. Could it?

Asked q on twitter yesterday in prep for a research interview I am doing next week for a researcher from Princeton Very helpful set of responses Put here in full. Not especially sorted or ordered. Use as you  need to Why hasn’t what is being observed in the USA on opioid addiction been seen here. […]

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Public Health

What do you actually *do* then

What do you actually do then   The question every DPH detests. This is a niche blog (!) to give my answer to a question I get asked a lot.   My answer depends on how much detail folk want. Graham Mackenzie did an excellent primer on what is “in” public health, I often send […]

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Public Health

Mandatory vaccination – a bad idea

Mandatory vaccination – a bad idea This was cropping up quite a lot of late. I was persuaded to write down my thoughts. I did so on twitter, but I have put them here in one place. There is zero doubt we need to do better in this space. Coverage has slipped, the UK has […]

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Public Health

why “health” matters to “the economy”. An economy with well being at the heart (1)

1              Lines of argument Health / wealth = Two way relationship Economic prosperity AND health & well being are BOTH mission critical for the city. This section sets out why The economy is everything, everything is connected. The economy is not just about the activities of private sector business. Investments in both public sector, voluntary […]

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Prevention Public Health

Prevention Green Paper. A response

I wasn’t going to blog this, but have been persuaded to.   thoughts by way of response to the consolation document on “Prevention” brief note format   A lot that is good, some amendments in tone and focus could make it even better   For me 5 key messages Disproportionate coverage to individual solutions   […]

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Public Health

The prevention green paper, five out of ten

Thoughts. What others said The Kings Fund press release is unflattering. The blog that followed highlighted the difference between rhetoric and reality. The ADPH response was in a similar space, commenting on some positive aspects but overall it falls short in crucial areas. The LGA highlighted the paper containing some ambitious and interesting ideas, but […]

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Public Health

A system approach to

We are going to take a whole system approach to xxxx Some thoughts on this based on observations This is the fourth of a series. Blog 1 – brief notes Blog 2 – responses to complex problems blog 3 – influencing SYSTEMS Starting out • Have you set out a mission and vision. • We […]

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Public Health

The Sheffield approach to tobacco

A few weeks ago someone said to me ….. but there’s nothing happening around smoking. patently untrue, but that person wasn’t directly involved and didn’t have insight into what, for them ,was a black box. Many will have seen the recent ONS Smoking prevalence data, and updated tobacco control profiles. There seems a striking reduction […]

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Public Health

The NZ living standards framework and well being budget

Note of seminar from Dr Tony Burton on putting the NZ well being budget into practice . The Living Standards Framework (LSF) has been developed by the New Zealand Treasury to consider the collective impact of policies on intergenerational wellbeing. This presentation will give an overview of the Treasury’s approach to understanding and measuring living […]