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Public health and alcohol licensing workshop: recommendations for practice

Upcoming workshop on public health and alcohol licensing

We’re pleased to announce that the 2nd workshop for the Public Health and Alcohol Licensing study will be held on Monday 26th March, 10.00 – 13.00, at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Please join us to explore ways…

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Public health and alcohol licensing study – findings shared at public health conferences

Emerging findings from the Public Health and Alcohol Licensing (PHAL) study were shared at two key public health conferences in London in November 2017: the Lancet Public Health Science Annual Meeting, and the Annual Public Health Registrars’ Conference for London and the South East School of Public Health.

These conferences…

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Public health and alcohol licensing study – update from first stakeholder workshop, September 2017 update

First stakeholder workshop – 13th September 2017
On 13th September, we held the first stakeholder workshop for the Public Health and Alcohol Licensing (PHAL) tool study, at LSHTM, Keppel St, London.  The aims of the workshop were to:

 Share early findings from the study with public health and other local authority…

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Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government – June 2017 study update

Update on study progress and forthcoming stakeholder workshop

Study overview
As public health has an increasing role to play in shaping how alcohol is sold in local areas, we are interested in finding out more about how public health practitioners approach alcohol licensing work and what influences their practice, to…

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NIHR SPHR challenges for public health research: reflections and ways forward

Understanding complex systems and context, while retaining generalisability of findings, are key issues, as the next stage of our research tries to genuinely involve the public.

By Matt Egan
SPHR at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (SPHR@L) has dealt with a lot of different topics and…

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Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government: A London-based research study

Overview:

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Safe Sociable London Partnership and Southwark Public Health are conducting a research study to explore the range of influences on public health practitioners’ contributions to alcohol licensing processes in local authorities across London.  As public health has an increasing role to…

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BLOG: Just how useful are licensing laws for improving public health?

Despite legal changes in Scotland, councils are struggling to use public health as an argument against new pubs and off-licences.  We need to reconsider the role of licensing in the context of other ways to achieve the same ends, suggests Niamh Fitzgerald.

The public health armoury available to reduce…

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BLOG: Liberalising drinking hasn’t left much chance for thinking

Alcohol policy has, for too long, spurned evidence or evaluation. Scotland is showing England and Wales the way forward, prioritising monitoring and evaluation of new policies to help generate better evidence, argues David Humphreys

Government policies to control alcohol have, over the years, set public health researchers a series of…

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BLOG: Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people

Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people
Vittal Katikireddi charts the multiple roles that evidence is playing in transforming minimum unit pricing of alcohol into a policy imperative.

 Discovering a proven solution doesn’t mean…

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