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Evaluation of NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme begins

Preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes and related complications and illnesses will reduce long term treatment costs.

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Sexual health and alcohol education for young people: developing an evidence-based educational intervention

On 25 September 2015 members of SPHR’s Alcohol Programme team held a workshop at the Friends Meeting House in London to share findings from the first phase of their research with a range of experts and practitioners in the field of alcohol and sexual health education.

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Exploring local authority priority setting for public health investment

The main study from NIHR SPHR’s Shifting the Gravity of Spending project, which explores public health decision making and priority setting in the context of local government, has been completed and funding has been secured for a one-year follow-on study.

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Age Friendly Cities – Highlights from end-of-project stakeholder workshop

Efforts to make cities age-friendly must be evidence-informed and evaluated, say NIHR SPHR researchers from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the University of Liverpool, drawing on fieldwork in Liverpool that included a focus on falls among older people that was carried out as part of the Ageing Well programme at the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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Modelling physical activity and movement in office buildings: Active buildings

NIHR SPHR’s Active Buildings study, a unique collaboration between public health, built environment and computer science researchers, has found that office-based workers demonstrate high levels of sitting during both the working week and weekend.

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Breakthrough Mentoring

NIHR SPHR’s Breakthrough Mentoring scheme has completed a feasibility study which indicates it would be possible to undertake a large scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of youth mentoring in the UK.

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WISE – Wellbeing in Secondary Education

NIHR SPHR’s WISE project has conducted a Feasibility Study and Pilot Cluster Randomised Control Trial (RCT) on the development of an intervention to improve mental health support and training for secondary school staff.

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Phase 2 of the Communities in Control Study gets underway

The research, funded under NIHR SPHR's health inequalities programme, aims to strengthen evidence on effective approaches to support community empowerment in ways that enhance health and reduce inequalities.

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Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions

Annual alcohol-related hospital admissions 2% lower than expected in areas with more restrictive policies.

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