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Urgent action needed to reduce harm of ultra-processed foods to British children

British children are consuming ‘exceptionally high’ proportions of ultra-processed foods, increasing their risk of obesity and damaging their health. These are the findings of an SPHR funded study led by researchers at Imperial College London using data from thousands of children in England over a number of years, which looked at the health impact of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – food and drink heavily processed during their making, such as frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced packaged bread and some ready meals.

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21Jul

Building research capacity in and in partnership with Local Authorities

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In order to address 21st century public health and care challenges, it is crucial to develop, support and inspire the next generation of researchers and joint practitioner academics from a wide range of professional backgrounds, disciplines and skill sets.

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How should Relationships and Sex Education be taught?

SPHR researchers at the University of Bristol have worked with young people, schools and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) providers to develop guidance to ensure young people across the country receive RSE that is effective and acceptable to them.

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NIHR SPHR researchers publish a strategy for engaging and working with children & young people

NIHR SPHR researchers have published a strategy for engaging and working with children and young people. The strategy is part of a wider project to enable children and young people's involvement in whole system action to reduce inequalities in the social determinants of health.

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14Jul

Virtual workshop – How to incorporate equity into economic evaluations of public health interventions

We would like to invite anyone currently working in a public health practitioner or specialist role (e.g. Directors of public health, commissioners, public health consultants, specialist leads, etc) to attend these virtual workshops. Findings from each workshop will be discussed with health economics researchers and analysts and will inform the content of two separate guidance documents.

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07Jul

Virtual workshop – How to measure and report efficiency in economic evaluations of public health interventions

We would like to invite anyone currently working in a public health practitioner or specialist role (e.g. Directors of public health, commissioners, public health consultants, specialist leads, etc) to attend these virtual workshops. Findings from each workshop will be discussed with health economics researchers and analysts and will inform the content of two separate guidance documents.

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Working together for better Public Health: Highlights from our Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

The NIHR School for Public Health Research held its seventh Annual Scientific Meeting on the 13 and 14 May 2021.

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NIHR SPHR Annual Scientific Meeting 13th & 14th May 2021

We hope you can join us for our 7th Annual Scientific Meeting on 13th & 14th May 2021. Here's what to expect when you join the meeting...

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week and new research on promising public mental health interventions

The Public Mental Health (PMH) research programme aims to improve the mental health of people across England by promoting mental health and well-being as well as preventing mental illness. Our ongoing research is generating new knowledge and growing the evidence base that practitioners and policy makers can use to improve mental health across the population.

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13May

NIHR SPHR Public Partners Network (PAN) Meeting

Ahead of the SPHR Annual Scientific Meeting, PAN members are invited to a meeting of the SPHR Public Partners Network.

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