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Developing, implementing and evaluating a ‘Healthy Conversations’ (MECC) training programme across Sheffield City Council

‘Making Every Contact Count’ (MECC) is a long term strategy that aims to create a healthier population who are able to experience increased levels of wellbeing and a greater tendency to take control over their own health, wellbeing and general lifestyle choices. This report describes the development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative locally tailored […]

Evaluation and Reported Effectiveness of the Winter Warmth Toolkit Phase 1 (May 2012 – January 2013)

This evaluation report overviews usage of the Winter Warmth Toolkit ( since its development and launch in 2012 to date (February 2013). The report includes both qualitative and quantitative findings sourced from a range of organisations, individuals and Winter Warmth Toolkit website statistical information. Please click here to view full project report.

Mini Case Study Book- Evidence and Ethnicity in Commissioning

Recent years have seen growing interest within the health sector in finding ways to close the gap between what we know and what we do; ways to ensure that research evidence and other types of knowledge actually lead to benefits for patients and populations. This casebook is about how we can make progress on putting evidence into practice […]

Reducing time-lag between onset of chest pain that could be due to a heart attack and seeking professional medical help

The work reported here is a systematic review of evidence that aims to answer two questions: why do patients having a heart attack delay seeking professional medical help and what interventions if any can reduce this delay. Please click here to view full report.