Tag Archives: evidence

NEWS: LGA ‘Need to know’ review – what local government needs to know about public health

[CITED FROM LGA website: http://tiny.cc/qf5acx] The return of public health to local government has been widely welcomed. It affords an opportunity to provide leadership for health that was largely missing from the NHS between 1974 and April 2013. The new … Continue reading

NEWS: BMJ investigation into the drinks industry access to Government

Under the influence: In an investigation for the British Medical Journal, Jonathan Gornall discovers that the government consultation into introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales was a sham and that politicians ignored the strong health evidence in favour … Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: King’s Fund release a resource for local authorities on ‘improving public health’

Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the government’s 2012 health and social care reforms. While this is a welcome move, there are as yet few resources to help local authority officers and teams … Continue reading

SEMINAR: Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK

SPHR@L Seminar Series NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK Speaker: Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent) Download the abstract Read the seminar blog … Continue reading

BLOG: Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence

Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence The use of evidence in policy-making is subject to systematic bias, argues Professor Alex Stevens, who observed behind the scenes in a Whitehall government department How do civil servants use evidence in their everyday … Continue reading

Evidence Beyond the Health Sector: ReSCuE project

Brief project description: Systematic review of qualitative data on views and perceptions of research evidence among local-level policy-makers and practitioners in sectors related to the built environment. Rationale: Decisions made in many different policy sectors may have important impacts on … Continue reading