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Council input can ‘really help’ social prescribing initiatives

22.02.18: For social prescribing schemes to work well, different sectors of health and social care services must work together with input from local councils, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has said. Chair of the college, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard...

Existing schemes prove strong ties between councils and NHS ‘would change everything’

22.02.18: The chance to build a strong partnership between local government and the NHS to the benefit of communities is “the greatest opportunity in 70 years” and would “change everything,” top healthcare leaders have claimed. ...

Half of all children in need of extra help experience or witness domestic violence

20.02.18: Half of all children assessed as “in need of extra help” by council protection teams have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, the LGA has warned. The Queen’s Speech saw the announcement of a comprehensive package of re...

Duncan Selbie: The energy of devolution

19.02.18: The NHS plays a part in keeping the country well – but when it comes to places and their people, local government has a major role to fulfil. PSE’s Luana Salles hears from Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England (PHE)...

Major UK care provider receives £70m lifeline loan

12.02.18: Four Seasons Health Care, one of Britain’s largest care home operators, has been given a £70m lifeline to keep services running in the face of a deteriorating financial situation. The company, which runs around 300 homes across...

Britain’s social care a ‘ticking time bomb’

08.02.18: The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce, a report has claimed. The National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on the adult social care workforce in England argues that workers...

Regulator praises ‘shining examples’ of care integration in Plymouth

07.02.18: CQC inspectors have heaped praise on Plymouth’s health and social care system for its “clearly articulated, long-established vision of integration.” Specifically looking at the link between local government social care res...

Union attacks county plan to take over children and family services

02.02.18: Unite has hit out at county council plans to take over key family and children services from a local NHS partnership. Somerset County Council put forward plans to bring some services currently run by Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trus...

Manchester councillors urged to consider levy against parking commuters

01.02.18: A levy on workplace parking is to be considered in Manchester, as councillors try to reduce air pollution. The move has been backed by transport group Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT), which pointed to a similar scheme in Nottingham tha...

MPs invite views on joint inquiry into long-term funding to inform social care green paper

24.01.18: The Health Select Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee have launched a joint inquiry today on the long-term funding of social care. Once completed, the inquiry is expected to influence the outcome of the government&r...

Councils call for action over fears £2bn care funding gap will hit children

24.01.18: A report into children’s health from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has prompted concerns that council care funding is not sufficient to continue vital services. The LGA said authorities across the country w...

Selbie: Devolution, not NHS, is where ‘most energy is’ for health creation

18.01.18: Devolution, combined authorities and elected mayors are where “the most energy is” and is where we should be focusing on if we want to create healthy communities, the boss of Public Health England (PHE) has argued. Speaking excl...

Welsh government review says a ‘different system of health and care’ is needed

16.01.18: A full review of the health and care system in Wales has recommended largescale changes to provide better services for people. The document, commissioned by the Welsh Government, says change needs to happen quickly if there is to be a model...

Social care must remain responsibility of local government, warns LGA head

10.01.18: Local government must maintain the responsibility for adult social care, Lord Gary Porter has cautioned. The warning comes following the prime minister’s reshuffle, which saw health secretary Jeremy Hunt have social care added to his job...

London councils collaborate with NHS to drive health improvements through devo deal

08.01.18: The mayor of London and London Councils are working with NHS organisations and regional health and care leaders across the capital to bring about changes in a new devolution deal signed with Jeremy Hunt. The deal will give devolved powers to th...

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Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

22/02/2018Citizen-centric cities for a better tomorrow

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The government must listen to council proposals to improve the apprenticeship levy in order to maximise its potential, argues Cllr Sir Richard Le... more >
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Steve Skelton, head of policy at Stockport Council, outlines the local authority’s distinctly different approach to digital transformation.... more >
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