Using people’s experiences to improve health services

CHPR Blog January 2019 – Mark Gamsu The School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University has just come to the end of a review of the approach taken by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to understanding what people think of their services and how it involves them in service improvement. … Continue reading Using people’s experiences to improve health services

Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

CHPR Blog December 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth, James Woodall, Anne-Marie Bagnall and Jane South We recently held a small gathering of former colleagues, friends and supporters to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Centre for Health Promotion Research.  This was an opportunity to review the diverse range of research projects that we have carried out … Continue reading Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

Co-production is Personal and Political

CHPR Blog November 2018 - Pamela Fisher Co-production involves a redistribution of power. In the first instance, this requires respect for people’s choices and preferences about their care.  For this reason, policy initiatives such as the introduction of personal budgets and the personalisation agenda constitute progress – they help to re-instate marginalised people as self-determining … Continue reading Co-production is Personal and Political

Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

CHPR Blog September 2018 - James Woodall A report published yesterday by Public Health England which is widely reported in media, shows the changing landscape of health in England.  While there have been significant improvements in the health of the country, including increased life expectancy and a reduction in the number of people smoking, persistent … Continue reading Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

The emergence of the social model of health on television

CHPR Blog August 2018 - Kris Southby In recent weeks there have been two programmes aired in primetime slots on the BBC about the importance of the social determinants of health. The first was entitled ‘Panorama: Get Rich or Die Young’ and was shown at 8:30pm on BBC One. The programme explored the life expectancy … Continue reading The emergence of the social model of health on television

Health promotion in changing and challenging times

CHPR Blog July 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth Our previous blogs have tended to focus upon the research that we deliver within the Centre, however many of us also teach health promotion.  Our course provision is delivered in classroom contexts in England, and further afield such as in Zambia and Ghana. The Distance Learning course is … Continue reading Health promotion in changing and challenging times

Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

CHPR Blog June 2018 - Anne-Marie Bagnall Last month we launched our systematic review of what changes to community infrastructure (places and spaces) can boost social relations.  This was part of a 3-year Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme that we’ve been working on with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It’s been a very productive 3 … Continue reading Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

CHPR Blog April 2018 - Susan Coan Undergraduate degrees now cost over £9k per year, but there is still a huge demand for higher education (HE).  Newspapers frequently run articles questioning if/justifying why going to university is still worth it.  The reasons for going range from the learning about something you love and expanding your … Continue reading Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.

CHPR blog, March 2018, Kris Southby The 12th Winter Paralympic Games, which ended last week, was ten days of intense competition across six winter-sports events. Anyone watching on television – or who is familiar with para-sport – will have noticed that within each event, athletes are grouped to compete against each other based on their … Continue reading Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.