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Evaluation of a Welfare Advice Hubs pilot scheme in primary care settings

In recent NHS surveys General Practitioners (GP) reported increased demands on their time from patients requiring support for social, non-clinical needs.

1 December 2015 - 28 February 2017

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SPHR researchers receive Emerald Literati Award

Dr Bettina Friedrich and Dr Oliver Mason, SPHR researchers at UCL have received a Highly-Commended Paper Award in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards of Excellence.

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Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme: lessons learned

This project will evaluate the first five years of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme to inform and improve the School's future research collaboration.

April 2018 - December 2018

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Evaluation of the Public Health Alcohol Licencing (PHAL) Tool

This study aimed to understand more about how public health practitioners in London undertake alcohol licensing work and the factors that shape how they can influence licensing decisions.

July 2016 - May 2018

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New PHPES Evaluation: ways to wellness

Social prescribing is the use of non-medical interventions to achieve sustained lifestyle change and improved self-care among people with long-term health conditions (LTCs) and has been taking place on a small scale for a number of years.  The need for evidence of effectiveness using robust evaluative designs has been identified.

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Football as an effective mental health intervention? The evaluation of coping through football  

The NIHR SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation (PHPES) programme is funding the evaluation of the London-based “Coping Through Football” project. This evaluation is carried out by Dr Oliver Mason (SPHR project lead), Professor David Osborn, Dr Jessica Deighton and Dr Bettina Friedrich at UCL as well as service user researchers.

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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.

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SPHR opens Round 2 of Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme

The second round of SPHR’s innovative Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) opens on Friday 17th January, 2014.

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SPHR launches innovative scheme to evaluate local public health initiatives

SPHR’s goal is to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve the health of the population and help reduce health inequalities.

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