The Institute of Health & Society is committed to engaging with the community to promote health and well-being, in the widest sense. In our research, we work actively with and for members of the public, individual health and medical practitioners, and larger organisations such as the Strategic Health Authority and Local Authority. This ensures that our work is truly relevant to a wide cross-section of society. Members of the Institute regularly interact with the wider community through activities such as World Café discussions, town hall debates, TV documentaries, and newspaper features. Our research regularly features in the local and national news.
Health professionals and health service managers may be interested in our Public Health & Health Services Research short courses.
Professor Eileen Kaner, colleagues from Gateshead Primary Care Trust and Northumbria University have developed a programme of screening and brief alcohol intervention (SBI) materials in partnership with local general practices. The brief intervention programme called 'How much is too much?' has been highlighted in national guidance on developing local programmes of health improvement and it is increasingly being used by a wide range of clinicians from across the UK and abroad. The development of this brief intervention programme was made possible by a research grant from Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust.
How much is too much programme:
These materials are available for use, free of charge, by primary care professionals. The original source of the materials should be acknowledged.