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The return of public health to local government has been widely welcomed. It affords an opportunity to provide leadership for health that was largely missing from the NHS between 1974 and April 2013.
The new arrangements could enable a more joined up…
Under the influence: In an investigation for the British Medical Journal, Jonathan Gornall discovers that the government consultation into introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales was a sham and that politicians ignored the strong health evidence in favour of protecting the interests of industry
SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM
Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK
Speaker: Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent)
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Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence
The use of evidence in policy-making is subject to systematic bias, argues Professor Alex Stevens, who observed behind the scenes in a Whitehall government department
How do civil servants use evidence in their everyday work as they create policies? That’s what…
Brief project description: Systematic review of qualitative data on views and perceptions of research evidence among local-level policy-makers and practitioners in sectors related to the built environment.
Rationale: Decisions made in many different policy sectors may have important impacts on population health outcomes. This is particularly true of…