UncategorisedNews in numbers: May/June 2022

News in numbers: May/June 2022

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

3 in 4 UK parents are struggling to cope with increasing costs of raising children due to the escalating cost of living crisis, a survey of more than 2000 parents showed

70% said rising energy costs were an issue, while around 1/3 struggled with education costs

Changes to standard practice that address unmet maternal mental health needs could have a net economic benefit of £490 million over 10 years

That’s £52m in NHS savings and quality of life improvements worth £437m, says the Maternal Mental Health Alliance

37% of 1000+ parents asked about their child’s eye health said they were more likely to ask their health visitor to check their child’s eyes than any other health professional

10% of 2285 participants in the Childhood Adversity and Health and Wellbeing During Covid-19 Study in Wales reported 4+ ACEs (adverse childhood experiences)

Adults with 4+ ACEs were more likely to report vaccine hesitancy, and have low trust in NHS Covid-19 information and an aversion to restrictions

36% of people with diabetes were still in remission 2 years after taking part in the DiRECT study. Participants were put on an 850-calorie per day programme supported by their GP. Remission was defined as blood sugar levels below 6.5% without the need for medication


Bauer A, Tinelli M, Knapp M. (2022) The economic case for increasing access to treatment for women with common mental health problems during the perinatal period. London School of Economics and Political Science. See: maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/economic-case-increasing-access-treatment-women-common-maternal-mental-health-problems-report-lse-2022-mmha.pdf (accessed 12 April 2022).

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (2022). Press Office.

Diabetes UK. (2022) Research spotlight – putting type 2 diabetes into remission. See: diabetes.org.uk/research/research-round-up/research-spotlight/research-spotlight-low-calorie-liquid-diet (accessed 12 April 2022).

Public Health Wales. (2022) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and attitudes towards COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine hesitancy. See: phw.nhs.wales/news/coronavirus-vaccine-hesitancy-linked-to-childhood-trauma/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-and-attitudes-towards-covid-19-restrictions-and-vaccine-hesitancy (accessed 12 April 2022).

Swycha. (2022) UK living costs affecting parents. See: swycha.com/blogs/news/swycha-research-study-uk-living-costs-affecting-parents (accessed 12 April 2022).

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