Essex Public Health Evidence-Based Practice

PLEASE NOTE that this site is no longer in use and has moved to Essex Insight.


EPHRU services are now supported by the research and evaluation team within the commissioning support function of Essex County Council. 

Our email address has stayed the same:

This new role has caused a slight change in service delivery and also due to lack of space in County Hall, we no longer supply users with book stock. The catalogue is still running for eBooks. In future our service will include the following or variations thereof, once we have determined exactly what is needed:

  • Literature searching for evidence and good practice, both proactively as well as to support team projects. 
  • Horizon scanning and evidence summaries 
  • Current awareness bulletins (and blogs if software is compatible) 
  • Training for staff to carry out their own research 
  • Table of contents provision for key PH and commissioning journals 
  • Support for research networks 
  • Subscription to relevant specialist databases not free or provided by NHS e.g. sociological databases and/or HEED (Health Economic Evaluation Database). Continued subs to WoS (Web of Science which also has built in reference managing tools) 
  • Critical appraisal (if staff numbers and resources permit) 
  • Article tracing and provision 
  • Support for Joint Service Needs Assessment (JSNA) 
  • Input to Annual Public Health Report 


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Click the link to view eBooks.

We have over 400 eBooks on our catalogue which include 95 new Public Health titles        

Key documents

Protecting People Promoting Health: a public health approach to violence prevention in England

General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease

To view more Public Health Key Documents 

What about the children? Joint working between adult and children's services when parents or carers have mental ill health and/or drug and alcohol problems

Whole-person care: from rhetoric to reality: achieving parity between mental and physical health

To view more Mental Health Key Documents