The Health Worker Crisis: an analysis of the issues and main international responses

“Four case studies in this report highlight the ways in which low numbers of health workers threaten the adequate provision of healthcare in specific countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The case studies do not imply that conditions in these countries are representative of the global HRH crisis but draw attention to various aspects of the crisis and provide country-specific strategies to address these” [taken from the report]. The full report is available at




Improving the health of the nation infographics

The King’s Fund has produced a set of slides which highlight “some of the most striking statistics in public health, health inequalities and mental health and how these are changing over time” [taken from the website].  These can be downloaded from the King’s Fund website at

Poverty and Social Exclusion website

This is a collaborative project which  “reports research into poverty and social exclusion, both in the UK and internationally. It gives facts and figures on a wide range of aspects of material and social deprivation and looks at the impact poverty has on people’s lives, prospects and well-being. It provides evidence as to the underlying causes of poverty and the key events in people’s lives that can leave them vulnerable to poverty. It tracks and assesses the impact of current policies on the poor” [taken from the website].  The UK input is funded by the ESRC.  The website is available at

Two new databases

Two new databases have been added to NTU Library’s collection.

PsycTESTS (one of EBSCO’s psychology databases) contains psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. 

JISC MediaHub is a multimedia platform offering digital image, video and audio collections tailored for educational use. The platform offers access to free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research.

Both databases are accessible on and off campus, through Library OneSearch.

Personal Responsibility for Safety – A Safety Rep’s Perspective

This five minute podcast gives a safety rep’s view on personal responsibility for safety.  This and other podcasts (with transcripts) can be downloaded from the HSE website.

School for Public Health Research relaunched

“The new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research has launched. It has a budget of £20 million over five years to undertake research into public health, with an emphasis on what works practically, can be applied across the country and better meets the needs of policy makers, practitioners and the public.” [Taken from the website].

Food Standards Agency: accurate reporting through local authority enforcement monitoring systems

The FSA has produced guidance for local authority service managers on  collating, maintaining and reporting accurate data on food law enforcement activities.  Further details and a link to the guidance document can be found on the FSA website.