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Below are just some of the ways that public health researchers from CIPH and the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network are impacting policy.
The case studies of public health policy impact, listed on the left, span an array of disciplines, and feature University of Cambridge researchers at various career levels engaging with policy at local to international levels. They were produced primarily in 2016. We hope that they will inspire and encourage researchers to think about knowledge exchange and how they can maximise the impact of their work. And we hope that everyone can appreciate our collective potential for impact on public health and wellbeing.
Featured Topic: End of Life Care
The Public Health: Research into Policy Project has worked with the Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group at CIPH to add capacity to their policy engagement work.
The Public Health: Research into Policy project supported the Images of Care and Dying CRASSH series (2016-2017), which explored the difficult feelings and dilemmas presented by end of life care that are felt in the lived experiences of clinicians. Each seminar examined issues of end of life care through the lens of film, and featured guest speakers bringing together policy and academia. Speakers included:
- Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England
- Claire Henry, former Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care
- Professor Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
- Professor Bill Noble, Medical Director, Marie Curie
The below clip provides a snapshot of the series. To learn more, click here.
Dying in very old age: what could support comfort at the end of life? Key findings and policy implications from the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort
We are living longer, which means more of us are dying in ‘older old age’: health and care services are having to adapt to meet rapidly changing needs of a growing population of very old people.
The Cambridge City over-75s Cohort (CC75C) study is addressing some of these major challenges for clinical practice, public health and service planning as part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health’s programme of research on dying in very old age. To learn more click here.
The project has also supported dissemination of the NIHR and Marie Curie funded programme of work Improving Care and Support in Advanced COPD: The Living with Breathlessness Study. To learn more click here.