Evidence and Surveys

Engaging young people to inform health improvement commissioning and delivery in East Sussex, January 2016

Summary report, November 2015 (Adobe PDF, 3MB) (opens new window) 

Full report, November 2015 (Adobe PDF, 4.9MB) (opens new window)

Literature review, November 2015 (Adobe PDF, 1MB) (opens new window)

In 2015 the University of Brighton were commissioned to undertake qualitative engagement activity as part of the review and development of health improvement services and activities relating to children, young people, families and schools.  The aim of this work was to provide greater understanding of the views and experiences of young people in East Sussex so that more effective and person-centred health improvement initiatives can be commissioned and/or delivered.  A total of 109 young people aged 11-19 years from schools and/or youth organisations across East Sussex were involved in the project and provided their views on the three main areas under investigation: whole-school approaches to health improvement; emotional wellbeing and resilience programmes, and; sexual health improvement.
 
An accompanying literature review synthesises the key existing local, national or international research relating to the three topic areas explored as part of the engagement activity

 

Rapid Evidence and Literature reviews, December 2013

The best possible start for all babies and young children (Adobe PDF, 1.5MB) (opens new window)

Safe, resilient and secure parenting for all children and young people (Adobe PDF,1.6MB) (opens new window)

Enabling people of all ages to live healthy lives and have healthy lifestyles (Adobe PDF, 2.6MB) (opens new window)

Preventing and reducing falls, accidents and injuries (Adobe PDF, 961KB) (opens new window)

Enabling people to manage and maintain their mental health and wellbeing (Adobe PDF, 1.7MB) (opens new window)

Supporting those with special educational needs, disabilities and long term conditions (Adobe PDF, 1.9MB) (opens new window)

High quality and choice of end of life care (Adobe PDF, 1.1MB) (opens new window)

These evidence reviews underpin the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for 2013/14 and are aligned to the seven priority areas of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and supporting action plan.  For each of the seven priority areas, sub-topics have been identified which are important for delivery.  Each review contains recomendations that commissioners and multi-agency partnerships responsible for delivering the action plan supporting the implementation of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy will want to review.
 

NICE guidance and Public Health Outcomes, February 2013

http://publications.nice.org.uk/nice-guidance-and-public-health-outcomes-lgb5

The public health outcomes framework for England sets out objectives for the public health system in the 3 years from April 2013. It consists of 4 domains and over 60 indicators for measuring progress.  This site provides links to NICE guidance relevant to more than 40 of these indicators and shows how it can help local authorities tackle their public health priorities.
 

The 2012 East Sussex health related behaviour survey of year 10 pupils, January 2013

Full East Sussex report (Adobe PDF, 0.9MB) (opens new window)

East Sussex summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

Eastbourne summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

Hastings summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

Lewes summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

Rother summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

Wealden summary (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB) (opens new window)

During the Spring term of 2012, the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) were commissioned to undertake a Health Related Behaviour Survey. The Survey had taken place previously in 2004 and 2007. In 2012, over 4,500 14 and 15 year olds from Year 10 from all secondary schools and the Pupil Referral Unit in East Sussex took part, completing the questionnaire during their lesson time at school. This represents a participation rate of 85% of pupils on the school roll. The Survey included questions about smoking, drugs, sex, diet, exercise, emotional wellbeing and safety. Local District and Borough summary reports are available as well as a summary report for the County Council.


Evidence review of effective interventions for promoting health and social care primary prevention in adults and children, January 2012 

 Final report, January 2012 (Adobe PDF, 3.5MB) (opens new window)

 Full Literature Review, January 2012 (Adobe PDF, 11.9MB) (opens new window)

If the full literature review above is too large for you to download, please send an email to jsna@eastsussex.gov.uk

This evidence review identifies effective interventions aimed at preventing the onset of a health or social care problem. The focus is therefore on maintaining, independence, good health and promoting wellbeing in the population. The review covers the following topics: obesity, physical activity, drugs and alcohol, tobacco control, accident prevention, sexual health, breast feeding, independent living for older people, mental health and wellbeing, developing social capital, reducing social isolation, promoting engagement in society.

The review provides a robust evidence base for commissioning cost effective services.
 

Health and Lifestyle in East Sussex 1992-2011, January 2012

Health and Lifestyle in East Sussex 1992-2011 (Adobe PDF, 1.6MB) (opens new window)

This report focuses on measuring health and wellbeing and the prevalence of unhealthy behaviours or lifestyles based on three population surveys undertaken over a twenty year period. Data has been analysed and presented at three different levels: East Sussex County Council, district/borough local authority and emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups.

This report also includes important new information. The 2011 survey included an attitudinal segmentation tool called Healthy Foundations. Healthy Foundations assigns people to categories (or segments) based on their views of their health and ability to change their health. Tailored behaviour change interventions can then be developed and targeted at particular segments to improve effectiveness and efficiency in changing behaviours.