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Behaviour and Risk Factors

As part of wider work on health inequalities facing gay, bi-sexuak and other men who have sex with men, Public Health England's initial findings on the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. This resource can be accessed by clicking here:

The report gives details of how Public Health England is providing leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy, taking national and local priorities into account. This report can be viewed by clicking here:


This document describes the strategic approach to information and knowledge that the public health system needs to take in order to improve and protect public health and reduce inequalities. The knowledge strategy was developed following an extended and open consultation process and incorporates responses from local government, national organisations and key partners. This can be downloaded here:

This piece of research describes a model of the impact that a duty on sugar sweetened bevarages would have for Local Authorities in the North West of England. The full report can be viewed here:

The National Conversation on Health Inequalities is a programme by Public Health England to start a conversation with the public about health inequalities and solutions to reduce these inequalities. Below are a collection of resources to support this work.


A toolkit to support local conversations aimed at understanding and reducing health inequalities:


You can find out more about guiding a conversation about health inequalities using this presentation: 7 principles of public dialogue around health inequalities:

Research Summary

This summary of research findings looks at the background to the programme and explains why an open discussion is the best way to encourage local action:

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and their partner organisations on how to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. It supports local government in its public health role, including its leadership of health and wellbeing boards. The briefing also supports local authorities in their duty to commission alcohol misuse prevention and treatment interventions. The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here:

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on promoting HIV testing. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards, commissioners of HIV testing services and other organisations involved with delivering sexual health services. This guidance can be viewed and downloaded here:

This guideline (available here) makes recommendations on the provision of effective multi-component lifestyle weight management services for adults who are overweight or obese (aged 18 and over). It covers weight management programmes, courses, clubs or groups that aim to change someone’s behaviour to reduce their energy intake and encourage them to be physically active.

The aim is to help meet a range of public health goals. These include helping reduce the risk of the main diseases associated with obesity, for example: coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes and various cancers (endometrial, breast, kidney and colon).

The focus is on lifestyle weight management programmes that:

  • accept self-referrals or referrals from health or social care practitioners
  • are provided by the public, private or voluntary sector
  • are based in the community, workplaces, primary care or online.

A map that shows the population estimates of hospital emergency admissions due to alcohol related harm by age standardised rate (all ages) in Bolton by ward.

NICE has developed public health briefings for a range of different topics. These briefings are meant for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards.

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on tackling drug use. This includes preventing drug use, minimising the harm caused by drugs and helping people to stop taking them. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards, police and crime commissioners and community safety partnerships.

The resource can be accessed and downloaded here:

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