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Treating and preventing adolescent obesity

This briefing paper examines adolescent obesity in Britain. It explores trends in obesity rates, their drivers and policy options for improving adolescent health outcomes and reducing the substantial societal costs of adolescent obesity and its frequent persistence into adulthood.
Published: 13 December 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd, Linus Pardoe
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The Retirement Housing Dividend: Exploring the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK

This provocation paper explores the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK. It demonstrates that specialist retirement housing brings with it a range of benefits to government, retirees and wider society. This “retirement housing dividend” should be quantified and considered by policymakers, and embedded into local strategies.
Published: 05 December 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Gendered experiences of obesity: Narrowing gender gaps in prevention and treatment

This report explores gendered experiences of obesity in the UK , examining how obesity rates differ between men and women, the drivers of these trends and the extent to which policy aimed at reducing obesity rates needs to be gender specific.
Published: 23 November 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd
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A healthier future: How to make general practice work better for everyone

This is a collection of essays about general practice in England and its future. The authors offer analysis and prescriptions based on expertise developed working in fields including medicine, NHS management, economics and the Civil Service.
Published: 08 November 2021
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Insuring a return

This research examines the role played by products such as income protection and private medical insurance in reducing absence from work and presenteeism, facilitating a swift return to work, and generating fiscal benefits.
Published: 27 May 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Richard Hyde, Kishan Rana
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Obesity and coronavirus – where next for policy?

The Coronavirus pandemic has further highlighted the health consequences of living with overweight and obesity. In response, the UK Government has unveiled a new obesity strategy to get the country to “lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS”.
Published: 13 December 2020
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd
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Gender equality and the 100 year life

This is the second report of the series focusing on how the 100-year life may affect Britain’s society, economy and public services. This report focuses on gender equality and how policymakers can make the 100-year life work for women.
Published: 28 October 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Health, care and the 100-year life

A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on how the 100-year life may affect Britain’s society, economy and public services. This report focuses on health, care and medicine.
Published: 17 July 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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National Health Servers: delivering digital health for all

This research considers how technology could be adopted quicker and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes. The report’s...
Published: 13 May 2019
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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