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How healthy is our workforce?

What are the factors behind workforce sickness and what contributes to a healthy workforce? How can leaders and managers influence the content of any organisational health and wellbeing programme and how can they personally influence the culture of the organisation?

Scotland
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Housing and planning round-up December 2018

Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes

England & Wales
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Empowering People and Places: What Works?

What Works Scotland (WWS) was established to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service reform and develop policy. This briefing outlines what happened at the first of their final conferences where this research was presented.

Scotland
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How healthy is our workforce?

What are the factors behind workforce sickness and what contributes to a healthy workforce? How can leaders and managers influence the content of any organisational health and wellbeing programme and how can they personally influence the culture of the organisation?

England & Wales
Members

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

England & Wales
Members

Health, social care and public health round-up: November 2018

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales
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Putting Health into Place

NHS England's Healthy New Towns is a three year programme to look at how health and wellbeing can be planned and designed into new places. How can partners collaborate effectively? What are the key principles involved and what are the main challenges?

England & Wales
Members

Winners of the 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards

LGiU Ireland were pleased to attend, sponsor and present an award at Chambers Ireland’s 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards that took place last night in Dublin. We love to share good practice from around Ireland with our members, so over the next few months we’ll be bringing you a full briefing exploring each of…

Ireland
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The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017-18

This year’s State of Care report found that, overall, most people in England were able to access good quality health and care services in 2017-18 and there was a small improvement in performance. This briefing, adapted for a Scottish audience, covers the report.

Scotland
Members

Public Health in Scotland – New Insights

The publication in August 2018 of a report from the Scottish Public Health Observatory on the burden of disease attracted a considerable amount of interest and drew national attention to the Observatory’s work. This briefing covers the findings of this report.

Scotland