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Useful links

Reports by Solutions for Public Health:

Supporting General Practice to manage lipids according to NICE-approved lipid management pathway 

The updated NICE-approved lipid management pathway was recently updated. New NHS England service requirements for Primary Care Networks for the management of lipids and identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia came into effect, reflecting the updated NICE guidance.

Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) is responsible for supporting the adoption of the updated lipid management pathway across the East of England. The AHSN commissioned SPH to carry out a survey of General Practices in the region to help understand and develop future support for practices. Alongside this, Eastern AHSN commissioned SPH to produce an evidence map identifying published evidence about the effectiveness of tools that assist in lipid management and familial hypercholesterolaemia identification. You can read the reports here:

Lipid management tools_evidence map_for Eastern AHSN_two page summary

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Understanding diagnostic delays in Crohn’s and Colitis: an evidence review for Crohn’s and Colitis UK, March 2022

The purpose of this evidence review is to help develop an understanding of where and why diagnostic delays occur in Crohn’s and Colitis and to gain insights from how delays in diagnosis have been tackled in other comparative diseases which might help to address diagnostic delay issues in inflammatory bowel disease

Proactive Care Resources

SPH worked with NHSEI Ageing Well Team and stakeholders to develop a number of resources related to proactive care.  We hope they will be useful for local teams delivering and evaluating proactive care programmes.

International Cardiovascular Disease Prevention case studies

The BHF and Public Health England commissioned SPH 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.


A few sites we like:

Critical Appraisal Skills (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 caree

UK National Screening Committee

Details of population screening programmes in the UK