This initial policy briefing outlines the main measures in the Health and Social Care Bill and discusses their implications for local authorities and the NHS.
This good practice report from the Commission for Rural Communities aims to ensure Local Enterprise Partnerships reflect and include rural economic interests.
The Decentralisation and Localism Bill had its Second Reading on 17 January 2011. This briefing deals with the key elements of the Bill that will have an impact on localism. Other important elements will be the subject of separate briefings.
The DH has published the NHS Operating Framework for 2011/12 and an Outcomes Framework setting out outcomes and indicators for the NHS Commissioning Board. This briefing summarises each Framework and briefly considers issues for local government.
For the convenience of members, this briefing provides links to all the briefings we have published on the health white paper, the public health white paper, the various subsequent consultation papers, and on responses to the reforms.
This Kings Fund report identifies how mental health services can generate efficiency savings for the NHS and wider public services without compromising quality.
As part of a raft of announcements on climate change the Department of Energy and Climate Change is launching a consultation on microgeneration. Some of the issues of importance to councils are the role of planning, ESCOs, heat mapping and the Green Deal.
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: consultation on the funding and commissioning routes for public health
This consultation is one of a series following the publication of the public health white paper. It sets out detailed proposals for which body will commission which service. This briefing summarises and comments on the paper.
The Energy Bill was introduced on December 8th. Most of the legislation will enable implementation of the Green Deal a scheme which provides capital for energy efficiency that is paid back through utility bills
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Transparency in outcomes – proposals for a public health outcomes framework
The Department of Health is consulting on an outcomes framework for public health which will become a new responsibility for local government. This briefing summarises and comments on the framework.