Discussion Paper

Going for gold: the health promoting general practice

Thompson S, Watson M C and Tilford S, 2018. The Ottawa Charter 30 years on: still an important standard for health promotion. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 56(2): 73-84.



The case for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education – produced by the PSHE Association (December 2017).

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“Who’s Who”

Regional Voices produces regional “Who’s Who” guides to support voluntary and community sector organisations make contact with people in the new health and care structures in each region including clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, local Healthwatch organisations, commissioning support units and CQC in each local authority.



Local health and care planning: menu of preventative interventions – Publications – GOV.UK

This document outlines public health interventions that can improve the health of the population and reduce health and care service demand.

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Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

“The World Health Organization’s Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion is a seminal document
of the new public health.The charter was influential in guiding the development of the settings approach.

This moved interventions upstream away from merely focusing on individuals who are ill and towards organisations, systems and the environment that can be used to prevent ill-health and promote health.”

Watson, M., Going for gold: the health promoting general practice. Quality in Primary Care. 2008; 16:177-185.

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National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network – Child Health Profiles

Child Health Profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and nationally.



Directors of Public Health Annual Reports


Local Health Profiles

Public Health England produces profiles annually. They give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England in a user-friendly format. They are available for Local Authorities and Counties.

They are likely to be a valuable tool for local government, health services and partners in helping them to understand community needs, so that they can work to improve people’s health.

Further information is available here.


Health Promoting Health Service (Scotland)

HPHS is a settings-based health promotion approach which aims to support the development of a health promoting culture and embed effective health improvement practice within NHS Scotland.

Further information including contacts and documents:

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BMJ Rapid Responses

IHPE Responses to Consultation Documents 

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education (IJHPE)

Position Statements

Books & Publications

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Key Health Promotion Texts

Key Documents

National Newspapers


Related Organisations


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