16 May 2024

Assessing public health implications of free trade agreements: The comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, which was surrounded by political and social uncertainty. The United Kingdom now negotiates its own trade agreements, and in March 2023, it agreed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP). A health impact assessment (HIA) was undertaken in 2022–23 to predict […]

18 December 2023

New Report: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women, Employment and Health Inequalities

The infographic summarises the findings, looking at the Population Groups and Determinants of Health impacted, along with the key statistics, mitigating actions and potential areas of future research. The Explanatory Note goes into further detail on the above, giving a breakdown of the evidence that informed our positive and negative findings on women, employment and […]

19 September 2023

Round-up of Recent Journal and Book Publications by the WHIASU Team:

Below is a round-up of publications from members of the WHIASU team which we have not previously published that might be of interest. Exploring the social value of Public Health Institutes: An international scoping survey and expert interviews Making the case for investing in preventative public health by illustrating not only the health impact but […]

11 July 2023

New report: The health, well-being and equity impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement on Wales

This report provides a short summary of the findings of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement on Wales. This report is a high-level, evidence-based strategic overview. It summarises the main health, well-being and equity impacts that could potentially occur in the short and longer-term following the UK’s […]

14 April 2023

The CPTPP trade deal is a major threat to public health and warrants a health impact assessment (HIA)

A new journal paper has been published in the BMJ with co-authors from the WHIASU team, which looks at the health implications of the UK’s decision to join one of the world’s largest free trade agreements, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The paper recommends that the government should perform a health […]