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NIHR SPHR and NIHR ARC West launch joint-funded PhD studentship

NIHR ARC West and NIHR SPHR invite applications for a jointly-funded 3-year PhD studentship to begin October 2020. The deadline for applications is 14th August.

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The BMJ publishes special issue on racism in medicine

The BMJ have published a special issue on 'racism in medicine' which reflects the working lives of healthcare professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds and the healthcare experiences of ethnic minority patients. The edition focuses on race and its impact on health.

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NIHR stands by Black Lives Matter

"Black Lives Matter. We recognise the problem of racism and structural barriers to minority communities in the research system. We stand in solidarity against racism and anti-blackness and we acknowledge that as a research organisation we have more to do. We need more black voices within our leadership, in our committees, in our institutions and in the cohorts of people we fund. We must oppose racism in all its forms" - statement from our funder, NIHR.

Webinar
20July

Examining how ‘health inequalities’ take shape in professional practice: results from a meta-ethnographic review of existing research

Dr Naoimh McMahon, NIHR SPHR Postdoctoral Launching Fellow will present findings from a systematic review of qualitative research which has examined how health professionals and decision-makers understand social inequalities in health.

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What happens to our mental health during a public health crisis?

The Public mental health programme and the McPin Foundation have launched Covid Life to document the impact of COVID-19 on people’s mental health.

Online workshop
01Jul

Online workshop: Leadership for equity

This workshop will explore how public service policymakers and practitioners understand and work to challenge inequity, drawing on the diverse perspectives of participants from public service, voluntary sector and academic backgrounds.

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Online workshop
24Jun

Online workshop: Understandings of inequality

This workshop will explore how public service policymakers and practitioners understand and work to challenge inequity, drawing on the diverse perspectives of participants from public service, voluntary sector and academic backgrounds.

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Tobacco industry discounting linked to higher cigarette consumption in Europe

Latest study by SPHR researchers finds cut price cigarette availability undermines tobacco control progress.

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NIHR SPHR and NIHR ARC North Thames launch joint-funded PhD studentships

NIHR ARC North Thames and NIHR SPHR invite applications for a jointly-funded 3-year PhD studentship to begin September 2020. The deadline for applications is 19th June.

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Evaluating the effect of individual alcohol licensing decisions on local health and crime

In the latest Institute of Alcohol Studies blog, Dr Frank de Vocht discusses how using licensing authority control of alcohol availability can have a positive impact on health and crime in a local vicinity.

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