public health

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Document arguing for an end to the significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

This report was produced by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in response to a request made in July 2007 by the Home Office for the ACMD to review the classification of cannabis in light of the public concern about the potential mental health effects of cannabis use and in particular the use of stronger strains of the drug.

Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse, working to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. Alcohol Concern provides information and encourages debate on the wide range of public policy issues affected by alcohol; including public health, housing, children and families, crime and licensing.

Interventions in the urban unconscious (public spaces, physical infrastructure, public services etc.) have an important role to play in regulating social response to difference, argues Ash Amin. This lecture was presented by Professor Ash Amin from Durham University, with a response from Professor Ziauddin Sardar, a critic, futurist, journalist and prolific writer. In this lecture, he discusses living with diversity and the role of cities in managing cultural difference.

Report detailing the findings of a health impact assessment of a draft local development strategy by Glasgow City Council for the east end of Glasgow designed to make the area a model of sustainable development and tackle issues of population health, environmental quality and social deprivation.

Briefing paper describing and explaining the Healthy Sustainable Neighbourhoods model which is a planning interpretation and development of the Dahlgren and Whitehead Social Model of Health whose function is to identify the various factors affecting population health.

Briefing paper presenting and discussing evidence relating to the role and potential of transport and transport strategy in improving health, reducing health inequalities and improving sustainability.

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.