The Unit provides a range of evidence briefings for policy customers in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), as part of our Rapid Response function. All policy briefings reflect the evidence available at time of publication and are not regularly updated unless stated.
Smoking Policy Briefing prepared for the Department of Health and Social Care.
Physical activity and weight loss in the adult population
Key principles of public health prevention
Community Pharmacy & Public Health Services briefing prepared for the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health
Policy Brief on GP retention
Identifying interventions to increase organ donation rates in people from minority ethnic backgrounds
Policy Brief on Shared Medical Appointments
Understanding public views of community antibody testing for Covid-19 and related behaviours – a qualitative study
Timing and conditions for rolling out COVID-19 antibody testing to the population: A behavioural science perspective
Policy brief on factors associated with vaccine intention in adults living in England who either do not want or have not yet decided whether to be vaccinated against COVID-19
Which factors may help increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in England?
Shared medical appointments for the management of long-term conditions in primary care: evidence of effectiveness and efficiency
A comparison of seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccine intentions: a cross-sectional survey of vaccine hesitant adults in England in 2020
“Build it and they will come”? Learning from public health teams’ experience of tackling low rates of Covid-19 vaccination
Encouraging the public to access the right health service for their health needs: an evidence review of interventions
Prosocial public messaging for population behaviour change: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of prosocial public health messages for population behaviour change in relation to respiratory infections
Using the precaution adoption process model to understand decision-making about the COVID-19 booster vaccine in England