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WHO to co-sponsor Fuse conference

Fuse is pleased to announce that the Knowledge Exchange in Public Health conference next year will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe.

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Relocation of public health raises questions about where and how to invest

The relocation of public health to local authorities has raised questions about where and how investment should be prioritised, concludes the first stage of a study led by Fuse.

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Fuse joins fellow Centres of Excellence at UK public health summit

Public health professionals from across the country recently gathered in Edinburgh for the sixth annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence conference.

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Fuse Deputy Director to advise Government health inquiry

Professor David Hunter has been appointed specialist advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee inquiry on the impact of the Health and Social Care reforms on the public health landscape.

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European folic acid policy inadequate, warn experts

European folic acid policy is failing to prevent many neural tube defects warn experts as study finds no clear evidence of a downward trend over a 20 year period.

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Northumbria University hosts national transport and cycling debate

A Fuse associate is coordinating a special debate around transport with Northumbria University, newcycling.org and the Economic and Social Research Council during November’s Festival of Social Sciences.

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Environmental factors may contribute to evolution of childhood cancers

Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed.

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Practical Improvement Science in Healthcare – free online course

Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.

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News from the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR)

The latest edition of the NIHR School for Public Health Research's newsletter

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Recognition for role in caring for older people

Two Fuse associates specialising in the care of older people have been invited to an event at the House of Lords to commend the work of nurses in this field.

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Harkness Fellowship for UK Health Professionals

The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

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Studentships in Public Health Research and Epidemiology

Funded PhD studentships are available at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.

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Coping with the growing demand for cancer care

Primary care doctors will not be able to cope with the rising demand for cancer care in high-income countries which is predicted to double within the next 15 years, according to a new report authored by a Fuse expert.

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Fuse expert gives evidence to Scottish Parliament inquiry

Fuse Associate Director Clare Bambra was invited to present evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee inquiry into 'Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish labour market'.

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New funding opportunities with the NIHR HS&DR Programme

The Health Services and Delivery Research commissioned workstream focuses on evaluating models of service delivery and interventions which have the potential to improve service effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.

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Report highlights success of innovative scheme helping the elderly

The success of an innovative project set up to improve the quality of life for elderly and vulnerable people has been highlighted in a detailed evaluation by a research facility led by Fuse Deputy Director Janet Shucksmith.

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What does the future hold for the baby boomers?

Fuse associate Carol Jagger, AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University, explains what the post-war baby boom generation can expect as they age.

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Can community pharmacies reach places that others can't?

Your life expectancy might depend on your postcode – and premises on your high street might be able to help you live longer according to two Fuse public health experts.

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Editorial takes aim at trade negotiations

An editorial in the latest Journal of Public Health co-authored by Fuse associate Prof Ted Schrecker warns that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ‘could be hazardous to your health’.

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SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme - call for applications

A further round of SPHR's Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES), now operated in collaboration with Public Health England, closes on 2 October 2015.

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Early intervention to change teenagers' risky drinking behaviour

Researchers in the North East working in collaboration through Fuse are spearheading a unique project to change the behaviour of teenagers and prevent them getting into dangerous situations as a result of alcohol.

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Call for papers deadline extended - Fuse Knowledge Exchange Conference 2016

Fuse has extended the submission deadline for the Third International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

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PHE Bulletin - 1 September 2015

Public Health England’s regular update, provides news and information on PHE and the public health landscape for all those concerned with the public’s health.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday Message

A weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England

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Fuse Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health - call for papers

Fuse is now accepting submissions for the Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

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NHS England Community Grant

Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your patient participation work

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Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network event - call for papers

The North East based Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) would like to encourage students and researchers in the early stage of their career from across the UK to join them for a one day symposium.

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Volunteers needed for fluoride research study

Researchers are looking for expectant parents and parents of children aged 0-3 and 9-12 months to take part in a study.

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North East Medical Sociology Group - call for papers and save the date

The North East Medical Sociology Group is currently planning its next half day seminar which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 November at Sunderland University, City Campus.

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One in five UK adults eat meals out or order takeaways in each week

Between a fifth and a quarter of people in the UK dine out or eat takeaway meals at least once a week, researchers have revealed.

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Fuse teams up with Council to embed research into practice

A Fuse academic has become a 'researcher-in-residence' as part of a new innovative partnership with a Gateshead Council to support the use of research evidence.

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Research reveals impact of the school holidays on struggling families

More than six out of 10 parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 are struggling to feed their children outside of term time according to crucial new research by a Fuse associate at Northumbria University.

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Diet and exercise fails to prevent gestational diabetes in obese women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, a study has revealed.

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Gym steroid use has impact on memory

People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new research from a Fuse associate at Northumbria University.

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New film helps women facing breech birth decision

A new educational film is being launched to help pregnant women learn more about breech birth so that they can make informed decisions about the options available.

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Cancer Prevention Fellowships: Call for applications

Cancer Prevention Fellowships are 3-year awards to fund outstanding postdoctoral scientists and health care professionals to research behaviour changes that can prevent people getting cancer.

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Warning over poor cooking skills among teenagers

Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study.

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Call for Peer Reviewers/Panel Members for the British Council Newton Fund

The British Council are seeking to expand their pool of panel members for the Newton Fund initiative and potentially other British Council Programmes.

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Fuse welcomes the Faculty of Public Health conference to the North East

The Sage venue in Gateshead played host to more than 500 public health professionals from across the UK during its two day annual conference (23-24 June), this year themed as The Politics of Healthy Change.

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Qualitative health research writing retreat

The Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) is running a residential writing retreat for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in June.

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New health league table shows North-South divide

If the football Premier League table were based on life and death statistics, Chelsea would still be crowned champions but three of the biggest clubs would find themselves relegated – Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool.

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NICE Committee member recruitment

NICE Committee to develop guidelines on public health topics

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How neoliberal policies have made us sick

Neoliberal policies have caused 'epidemics' in obesity, stress, austerity and inequality, according to a new book by public health experts from Fuse.

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Who is closer - your doctor or your pharmacist?

If you have easy access to good healthcare, your chances of being healthy are significantly increased. That’s not rocket science.

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Co-production key to public involvement in public health

Research that starts with questions drawn from both academics and participants is more likely to address patient needs than questions driven by academics, funders or institutions.

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New research could revolutionise the way nurses care for older people

Fuse research associates from Northumbria University have helped to develop a National Career Framework to ensure that nursing staff have the skills and expertise they need to care for older people with complex needs.

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Healthcare a 'postcode-lottery' for children with cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy face a 'postcode-lottery' in the healthcare they receive, new research has revealed.

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Career Development Fellowships, Public Health Research

Applications are invited for Career Development Fellowships to work within the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge.

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Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?

Fuse associate Pam Graham, Senior Research Assistant in Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses how a good breakfast influences how we think and learn.

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People struggling to 'simply survive' the bedroom tax, says new study

Communities are being pulled apart by the bedroom tax as people struggle to ‘survive’ its effects, says a leading academic from Fuse based at Newcastle University.

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Role of politics in understanding complex, messy health systems

Rather than exclude politics from health, Fuse Deputy Director David Hunter argues that we must embrace it if we are to improve our complex health systems.

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Report joins the dots between health and the economy

An influential public health practitioner in the North East and founding member of Fuse has contributed to a report which provides a series of reflections on the critical relationship between health and the economy.

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Experts examine footballers' impact on school children's fitness

A Fuse Associate is part of a team of experts from Northumbria University examining the impact of a school wellbeing course offered by the Newcastle United Foundation.

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Writing group for Postgraduate & Early Career Researchers in the North East

The Qualitative Health Research Writing Group Network (QHRWGN) was set up in response to an overwhelming number of researchers who expressed an interest in joining a writing group to help improve their abilities.

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Arts Council England - Research Grants Programme open for applications

New Research Grants Programme aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational, economic and health landscape.

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Researchers call for more targeted weight loss programmes to tackle obesity

Fuse researchers are calling on the Government to introduce more weight loss programmes targeted at low-income women and children in deprived areas after research shows they have at least short term benefits in tackling obesity.

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Experts working with WHO to enhance evidence-informed policy in Europe

Fuse members from Durham University’s Centre for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) are working to progress evidence-informed policy across Europe.

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Centre impact case study showcased in UK medical school top 40

A case study by two Fuse members has been selected by the Medical Schools Council for inclusion in its new publication, Health of the Nation: The impact of UK medical schools' research.

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Fuse academic puts alcohol in the spotlight

As each New Year begins with more of us choosing not to drink in January, an event led by a Fuse academic is to look at the risks and benefits of consuming alcohol.

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Fuse Director helps set new School Food Standards in North East schools

Children in the North East will be enjoying healthy, tasty and exciting school meals thanks to a new set of standards introduced this month with the help of Fuse Director Ashley Adamson.

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North East Medical Sociology Group - call for papers and save the date

The North East Medical Sociology Group is currently planning its next half day seminar which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at Northumbria University, City Campus.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Fuse

Fuse would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very happy festive season.

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Which food scare headlines should we be swallowing?

Fuse academic and dietitian Amelia Lake has provided expert advice to help bust the myths surrounding conflicting health and diet studies.

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New guidelines on co-sleeping with babies help parents to make informed choices

New guidance on co-sleeping with babies, based on advice from the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab led by Fuse associate member Helen Ball, helps parents understand the potential risks.

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Consultation open on the proposed NHS Health Check research priorities

Public Health England (PHE) is seeking views on the proposed NHS Health Check research priorities.

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Fuse university selected to join national School for Primary Care Research

Fuse welcomed news that Newcastle University, one of its member institutions, has been selected as a leading academic centre for primary care research in England and will join the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR).

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School lunches deliver health benefits - but only if they are consumed

Universal free school meals should be offered to all children in their first years of secondary school, according to one of the leading nutrition experts in the UK.

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Fuse research aims to improve Travellers' health

Health care services have a challenge in meeting the multiple and complex needs of Traveller communities according to new research published by Fuse academics at Northumbria University.

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PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting - abstracts welcome

Submissions for abstracts are now being welcomed for the Public Health England (PHE) Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting in March 2015.

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Publication of the joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning

We have published the letter from Duncan Selbie and Dr Janet Atherton about the publication of the joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning.

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Fuse health expert calls for more measures to tackle Ebola

Leading Fuse health expert David Hunter calls on EU for more measures to tackle Ebola epidemic.

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CEDAR Bulletin

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research

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