Guest blog: Festive Fever

Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. He leads a large program of research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing. He and his team have recently completed an AHRC-funded project on Florence Nightingale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Guest blog: Catering for consumers with food hypersensitivity in the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Hazel Gowland is an expert patient advocate, researcher and trainer at Allergy Action. She also lectures on MSc programmes at Southampton University, Imperial College and the University of Kingston. Here, she outlines the risks and challenges people with food allergies have faced when eating out during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Have a “jolly careful” Christmas

Christmas this year will be one like no other, with many people planning pared-down festivities. Parties have taken place over Zoom, limits to how many households you can share Christmas day with have been put in place and large-scale festive events had to be scrapped for this year.

RSPH accredits Fast Forward’s gambling health training programme

Fast Forward, a Scotland-based youth education and health charity, have been awarded accreditation by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), for one of its flagship gambling health programmes.

New poll finds BAME groups less likely to want COVID vaccine 

Three in four (76%) would take a COVID jab on GP or health professional advice but people from minority ethnic backgrounds and lower income groups both less likely to take the vaccine.

New health improvement apprenticeship closely linked to RSPH qualifications

Apprenticeships are a great way of training young people, career changers and graduates alike, giving them the invaluable skills and experience needed for their chosen industry.

Alliance calls for “public health approach” to be at heart of Gambling Act Review

The Gambling Health Alliance (GHA), a national coalition of 50 leading charities and academics, has welcomed the publication today (Tuesday 8 December 2020) of the 2005 Gambling Act review, but is calling for the review to take a public health approach.

RSPH Office Christmas Closure

We will be closed from 12pm on 24 December to 4 January.

RSPH’s 2020 Digital Journey

This year, RSPH has undergone something of a digital transformation. Although Covid-19 has meant that we couldn’t work in the same ways as before, this didn’t hinder our long standing plans to invest in and upgrade a host of our digital platforms.

Guest Blog: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – Safer Gambling Week 2020

Will Prochaska is the CEO of Gambling with Lives, a charity established by families bereaved by gambling related suicide. Here, he outlines why the narrative of 'Safer Gambling' could potentially do more harm than good.