public health and social care

The strength of districts

13.08.18: Cllr Isobel Darby, member lead for quality of life at the District Councils’ Network (DCN) and leader of Chiltern District Council, shares some examples of district-led prevention initiatives which show the strong contribution that these c...

Unison lodges Supreme Court appeal against ‘completely wrong’ pay ruling

08.08.18: Unison has lodged an appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling that social care companies are not required to pay £400m in backpay to carers who perform ‘sleep-in’ shifts. The appeal will be considered by the Supreme Court a...

Unfunded care cap could have ‘catastrophic’ effects on council services

27.07.18: An un-costed cap on social care introduced for local services could have “catastrophic” repercussions for community care, with costs soaring as high as £691m a year, council chiefs have said. In a new report released today...

HIV prevention: A quiet revolution

23.07.18: Paul Steinberg, lead commissioner of the London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP), argues that the capital’s successful fight against HIV is a remarkable example of what can be achieved when local authorities work innovatively across boundar...

Proposed new world-leading precision medicine campus to be set up in Manchester

12.07.18: Article by Callum Wood of Public Sector Executive  Proposals have been announced to create a new world-leading precision medicine campus within the area of the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone, located on the UK’s largest...

Record number of elderly let down by social care funding shortages

10.07.18: A record number of elderly people in the England receive no social care support including getting washed and dressed, a major charity has said. According to official statistics provided by AGE UK, a record number of 1.4 million people over...

UK must conquer ‘nanny state’ fears and create more public health taxes and regulation

27.06.18: National and local government must use “all the means at their disposal” – including by losing fears of developing a ‘nanny state’ by introducing more taxes and greater regulation – in order to improve the pub...

Helping children to recover from sexual abuse: a therapeutic service that works

25.06.18: Peter Richards, implementation manager at the NSPCC, writes about the benefits of Letting the Future In, an evidence-based intervention for children who have experienced sexual abuse. There is a significant gap in the provision of therapeut...

Government under fire for lack of care funding after £20bn NHS pledge

18.06.18: Council chiefs have heavily criticised Theresa May for not including social care funding in her promise to increase cash resources by £20bn annually for the NHS to mark the service’s 70th birthday. Plans of the prime minister&rs...

Over 15,000 delayed transfers of care down to delays in arranging care packages

15.06.18: The proportion of delayed transfers of care due to shortcomings in social care has decreased over the last year, according to the latest figures from NHS England. In April 2018 there were 145,000 total delayed days, a decrease from the previous...

Hunt admits imminent long-term NHS plan likely won’t include social care

14.06.18: The health and social care secretary has clarified that long-term plans for the NHS and for social care will both happen, but very likely not at the same time. His comments, made at this year’s NHS Confederation conference, seemed to...

Wigan take ‘major step’ forward in integration of health and social care

14.06.18: Wigan has established a single commissioning function in a major step forward in the integration of health and social care. Through appointing Donna Hall, chief executive of Wigan Council, as the new accountable officer for the Wigan Clinical C...

Confed chair: Health and care funding talk just ‘hot air’ unless sectors work with each other

13.06.18:  The chair of a leading NHS body has called for greater collaboration between community-based and NHS healthcare, and reinforced arguments for a 4% increase in funding to improve healthcare over the next 15 years. Speaking at the NHS C...

Public support ‘compelling evidence’ for increased social care spending

13.06.18: More than 80% of the British public support an increase in social care spending, new figures reveal. The new study, ‘Securing the future: Funding health and social care to the 2030s,’ carried out by the Health Foundation and Institu...

Health and social care reforms must be better communicated, MPs warn

12.06.18: The government and the NHS must improve how NHS reforms are communicated to the public, the Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) has warned. Rising demand and cost of health care means that services need to be changed and better organised ar...

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Developer in £13m legal wrangle with Northumberland now plans to take council to High Court

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High Court allows London council to fine and imprison illegal campers

17/08/2018High Court allows London council to fine and imprison illegal campers

A council has successfully obtained a High Court injunction allowing it to use greater powers – from fines and asset seizure to imprisonmen... more >
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Developer in £13m legal wrangle with Northumberland now plans to take council to High Court

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A property developer who launched a £13m legal bid against Northumberland County Council says it has been banned from sharing vital information with council members. Newcastle-based Lu... more >
High Court allows London council to fine and imprison illegal campers

17/08/2018High Court allows London council to fine and imprison illegal campers

A council has successfully obtained a High Court injunction allowing it to use greater powers – from fines and asset seizure to imprisonment and – against illegal travellers in the re... more >

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Don’t horse around! Council finds new home for house-bound pony

13/08/2018Don’t horse around! Council finds new home for house-bound pony

A council that took four years in a legal wrangle to remove a pony from an Isle of Lewis house may have found the four-legged beast a new home. Western Isles council removed Grey Lady Too – a Connemara pony that was taken into the hom... more >
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A new era of opportunity for the north

13/08/2018A new era of opportunity for the north

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Creating a council cloud-first approach

13/08/2018Creating a council cloud-first approach

Georgina Maratheftis, programme manager for local government at techUK, makes the case for wider adoption of cloud technology by local authoritie... more >
Council mergers: little gain, less democratic

13/08/2018Council mergers: little gain, less democratic

Dr Linze Schaap, associate professor at the Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance, and Dr Niels Karsten, assistant professor at the Tilb... more >
The strength of districts

13/08/2018The strength of districts

Cllr Isobel Darby, member lead for quality of life at the District Councils’ Network (DCN) and leader of Chiltern District Council, shares ... more >

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Modern policing: the future is bright

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Michael King: Time for Ombudsman reform

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Michael King first joined the Local Government Ombudsman service back in 2004 as deputy ombudsman. At the start of 2017, he was appointed as the ... more >
Helping a city understand itself

06/08/2018Helping a city understand itself

SPONSORED INTERVIEW The urban landscape is changing. How can local authorities keep up with citizen behaviour? Stephen Leece, managing directo... more >
Data at the heart of digital transformation

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SPONSORED INTERVIEW Grant Caley, UK & Ireland chief technologist at NetApp, speaks to PSE’s Luana Salles about the benefits of movin... more >

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