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Public Policy and Health

Shifting the Gravity of Spending? Workshop to explore methods in public health priority-setting

17th January 2017, Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London


A team of researchers led by Durham University, a member of the fuse partnership, has been working with several English local authorities to understand what support tools might help decision-making in the area of prioritising investment and disinvestment in public health. Funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research and supported by the LGA, the workshop presented the key findings from the completed research and explored methods for supporting local authorities in priority-setting to improve population health and wellbeing. The focus will was on identifying the enablers and barriers to using such methods in practice and what the future holds.



Presentations from the Workshop

Research Highlights

Shifting the Gravity of Spending? Priority-setting for local authority public health commissioners: Research Highlights - Professor David Hunter, Professor of Health Policy & Management and Director of the Centre for Public Policy & Health, Durham University, & member of Fuse

Setting priorities in public health reviewing health economic approaches and reflections from behind the scientists bench and out in the field - Joanne Gray, Senior Lecturer of Health Economics, Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Northumbria University


Panel Discussion

Shifting the Gravity of Spending? Workshop: Panel discussion slides - Dr Jeanelle De Gruchy, Director of Public Health, Haringey Council


Case Studies from Local Authorities

South Tyneside Council - Mr Tom Hall, Consultant in Public Health & Mr David Gardiner, Health Improvement Manager, Public Health England (North East)

Wakefield Council - Mr Duncan Cooper, Consultant in Public Health

Solihull Council - Mr Ian Mather, Consultant in Public Health


More information on the Shifting the gravity of spending? study:

Click here: Shifting the gravity of spending?


Seminar Information

Date: 17th January 2017

Venue: Danubius Hotel Regents Park, 18 Lodge Road,
St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 7JT

If you have any queries please contact:

Lisa Monkhouse

(Research Administrator)

T: +44 (0) 191 3340360 or Email: lisa.monkhouse@durham.ac.uk