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Fuse Research Event - How can we give our communities the Best Start in Life?

  • Venue: Dalton Suite, The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES
  • Start: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 12:00:00 BST
  • End: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 16:00:00 BST

About this event 

South Tyneside Council’s public health team saw the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) as an opportunity to evaluate some innovative interventions being developed and implemented in the borough. The PHPES scheme enables public health practitioners, who are introducing innovative initiatives in improving health, to work in partnership with researchers linked to SPHR to conduct rigorous evaluations of their cost-effectiveness, with an emphasis on local, rather than national, public health initiatives.

The Best Start in Life Alliance is one of several Alliances in the borough which bring together key stakeholders from across the health and care system, including the voluntary sector, around a particular theme or group of people. The evaluation, supported by the AskFuse brokering service, aims to understand the impact of this way of working, as well as focus on interventions that the Alliance governs, including Mental Health Champions, Young Health Ambassadors, and Locality Hubs.

Find out more about the evaluation here

What will I gain from this? 

This face to face event will provide an overview of the Alliancing approach in South Tyneside, and how it can be implemented and used in local authority, public health, and health and social care settings. Findings from the evaluation will be shared and reflected upon, with opportunities to discuss barriers and facilitators to the approach, as well as hearing from people from South Tyneside involved in the Alliance. In addition to presenting the evaluation conducted within South Tyneside, the event will discuss a planned programme of work to support the development of family hubs.

Who should attend? 

This event will be of interest to public health practitioners and academics, health and social care practitioners, school staff and teachers, third sector organisations (such as charities and community groups) and members of the public from South Tyneside, and the wider region.

Speaker details:

  • Dr Ruth McGovern – Lecturer in Public Health Research/NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fuse / Newcastle University
  • Liam Spencer – ARC NENC Mental Health Research Fellow (based at Newcastle University)
    Mental Health Research Fellow, Fuse / Newcastle University
  • Anna Christie - Public Health, South Tyneside Council
  • Mental Health Champion, South Tyneside Council
  • Young Health Ambassador, South Tyneside Council

Event Programme - 12 October 2022


South Tyneside BSIL Evaluation - Tom Hall and Anna Christie

Using a realist approach to understanding Alliancing - Sam Redgate

Mental Health Champions and Young Health Ambassadors - Liam Spencer

REPRESENT: Best Start in Life - Ruth McGovern



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