Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Lord Kerslake to Chair Inclusive Growth Topic Advisory Group

We are delighted to announce that Lord Kerslake will chair our Inclusive Growth Topic Advisory Group.

Lord Kerslake is the president of the Local Government Association and permanent secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Our Topic Advisory Group will provide expert advice as SIPHER develops inclusive growth models across our three policy partners: Sheffield, Greater Manchester and Scotland. The group will meet twice a year. The first meeting will take place in May 2020.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

SIPHER welcomes new Practice Partners

SIPHER’s Practice Partners are organisations and partnerships helping us to make sure that our work is relevant to a wide range of settings and policy questions.

This week we are excited to welcome two new Practice Partners to SIPHER. The Behavioural Science and Public Health Network and Hertfordshire County Council join our valued Practice Partners:

  • Public Health England
  • Public Health Wales
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • NICE
  • Learn Sheffield
  • Sheffield City Partnership
  • Northern Health Sciences Alliance
  • Local Government Association
  • Edinburgh City Deal
  • The Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

These organisations work with SIPHER in a variety of different ways. For example, strategic input, technical advice (such as managing data), and dissemination and knowledge exchange.

We look forward to working with our Practice Partners over the coming years.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

SIPHER contributes to the debate at the CPP Inclusive Growth Conference 2019

Professor Petra Meier attended the CPP Inclusive Growth Conference in London today to participate in a panel discussion on “Increasing healthy life expectancy: a proxy for inclusive growth in action?”. Petra talked about the limited understanding of the links between inclusive growth and health. She also shared ideas for how we might fill the evidence gaps.

The event was a good chance to learn what cities around the world are doing to promote an inclusive economy. For example, it was interesting to hear from the Mayors of Bristol and Lisbon.

SIPHER looks forward to contributing to and shaping the inclusive economy debate. To find out more follow us @SipherC.

Friday, November 15th, 2019

The SIPHER Consortium Wellcome Open Research Letter

The SIPHER Team have this week published in Wellcome Open Research. Our Open Letter shares how SIPHER will contribute to the way major investment decisions are made across government sectors to support a move towards healthy public policy. Over the next five years we will focus on understanding the system-wide impact of policies in four domains. These are housing, inclusive growth, mental wellbeing and adverse childhood experiences.

To find out more about our aim and objectives, eight interlinked workstreams, plans for public involvement and anticipated outputs and impact please read the full letter here.

Monday, November 11th, 2019

SIPHER Launch on 13th November at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

We are excited to announce that this week is the official launch of SIPHER at the Royal Society in Edinburgh. SIPHER is a major new research consortium which seeks to support a shift from “health policy” to “healthy public policy”. This means all policy sectors working together to improve the health & wellbeing of the population and reduce inequalities.

On Wednesday 13th November from 12:00-16:00 colleagues from over 20 organisations across the UK will join us as we share our ambitions for SIPHER. Over the next five years we will focus on understanding the system-wide impact of policies in four areas: housing, inclusive growth, mental wellbeing and adverse childhood experiences. At the launch we will hear from Policy Partners in Sheffield, Greater Manchester and the Scottish Government about what they hope SIPHER will deliver and some of the challenges they anticipate along the way. Our Research Partners will provide a beginners’ introduction to SIPHER’s interdisciplinary systems methods. They will also share current thinking on UK Health Divides and Inclusive Growth.

To find out more follow us @SipherC.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Keeping the NHS on track hosted by the Centre for Progressive Policy

Petra Meier, SIPHER Director, attended a fringe event of the Conservative Party Conference hosted by the Centre for Progressive Policy in Manchester today. This was an excellent opportunity to listen in to emerging policy debates and participate in a round table discussion on how we can best address the true drivers of demand for the NHS. We are looking forward to seeing how Inclusive Economy conversations develop over the coming months.