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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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Long-term conditions, multi-morbidity and medication in older people

Research supported by Age UK and the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) has generated a report ‘The Age UK almanac of disease profiles in later life: A reference on the frequency of major diseases, conditions and syndromes affecting older people in in England’.

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NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) competition to refresh and renew membership opens

We are very pleased to announce that, following the success of the NIHR SPHR’s first three years, the NIHR has committed to renewing the School for another term enabling us to continue to fulfil our mission to develop the evidence base for public health practice in England by helping to build on the progress made in the initial funding term.

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Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme open for applications

Our Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is open for applications.

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One in five UK adults eat meals out or order takeaways in each week

Between a fifth and a quarter of people in the UK dine out or eat takeaway meals at least once a week, researchers have revealed.

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Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES)

PHPES offers public health practitioners working in any sector an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with an SPHR research team to evaluate innovative projects or initiatives they are delivering.

Ageing Well Programme –Public and Practice Engagement Event

As part of SPHR’s Ageing Well programme, researchers at the University of Sheffield hosted an engagement event with independent voluntary group, Sheffield 50+, to share the programme’s research findings and gain input from members of the public, public health practitioners, and commissioners.

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Mandatory targets to cut salt in food would reduce excess heart disease deaths in deprived areas

Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to research by the University of Liverpool.

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