The NHS Health Check in England: an evaluation of the first 4 years

BMJ Open, January 2016

This observational study looks at the impact of the NHS Health Check service over the first 4 years of implementation.

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Easier said than done – why we struggle with healthy behaviours and what to do about it

RSA, December 2015

Many of us know what we should be doing to live healthily, yet many of us struggle to actually actively manage our health.  This report sets out some of the reasons why we might find it hard to live in a healthy way, exercising, eating well, getting adequate sleep, and checking for early warning symptoms. The report looks to the field of behavioural science for strategies that people can use to overcome those hurdles and to initiate lifestyle changes.

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Debt and Health: A Briefing

Picker Institute Europe, December 2015

Picker Institute Europe has published a new briefing; Debt and Health: A Briefing, focused on the relationship between debt and health. Including the health related consequences of debt, the impact it can have on individual mental health and recommendations for implication prevention.

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Making Every Contact Count – Bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for practising MECC in your day-to-day encounters.  The section on smoking cessation includes a Cochrane review about interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence and what PHE says about e-cigarettes. There are peer-reviewed articles about different diets for weight loss and a study exploring alcohol intake and cancer risk, as well as articles on how to start a MECC conversation.

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You will need to login with your Athens account to view the articles in this bulletin unless it is indicated that they are “Open Access”.  All LCFT staff and students are eligible to register for an Athens account.  Please click here to register for an account or contact the Library.

 

Reducing Social Isolation

Public Health England, September 2015

Outlines the problem of social isolation in relation to public health, identifying who is at risk of social isolation and what impact this has on health inequalities as well as possible interventions to reduce social isolation in identified populations.

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