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Useful links

Reports by Solutions for Public Health:

International Cardiovascular Disease Prevention case studies

The BHF and Public Health England commissioned Solutions for Public Health to produce a report identifying successful cardiovascular disease prevention programmes from around the world.

The report, International Cardiovascular Disease Prevention case studies, outlines ten case studies that illustrate approaches that may be applicable and effective within the UK.



Thames Valley Diagnostic Cancer Pathways – Trend Data

Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network commissioned SPH to identify areas of improvement required across the diagnostic cancer pathways and model future demand and capacity requirements in five cancer specialties. This report is one of a number of outputs from the project and focusses on analysis of nationally available data for Thames Valley provider trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

TVSCN Diagnostic Demand and Capacity_National Data April 2016


Healthcare Public Health Sustainability and Capability report – Professional Workforce Development

Public Health England commissioned an independent report from SPH to look at the sustainability and capability of the Health Care Public Health function across England. The report makes recommendations about how the HCPH capabilities of specialty trainees, consultants and practitioners might be strengthened in the context of increasingly complex and varied models of health care commissioning and delivery across England.

Healthcare public health capability in England March 2016



A list of links we like

An Introduction to Evaluation: A Short Guide for Health and Social Care Staff

Produced by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Putting into Practice Team, to assist healthcare professionals understand evaluation, including practical examples from a Solutions for Public Health project


Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP):

Critical Appraisal Skills enable you to assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers so that you can decide if they are believable and useful


A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science – Infographic by Compound Interest

Key things to look out for to help evaluate the evidence behind a scientific claim


NICE public health guidelines:

NICE guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for health and care in England


PHE data and analysis tools:

This provides a single point of access to data and analysis tools from across Public Health England


Health Careers:

Resource for careers, skills and training


James Lind Library:

Illustrating the development of fair tests of treatments in health care


UK National Screening Committee:

Details of population screening programmes in the UK