Health and Social Care Committee’s response to the Health and Social Care White Paper

The Health and Social Care select committee’s response to the recent health white paper supports the direction of travel in the white paper, but the committee also identified areas needing further clarification and some ‘concerning omissions’, including the ongoing delay in setting out a plan for social care reform.

England & Wales

The coroner service and control of expenditure

This is the next briefing in the series briefly examining the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value for Money (VFM) reports. LGIU briefly examines the LGAS’s 31st national VFM report on a VFM study on the control of expenditure and financial management procedures within local authorities relating to the Coroner Service and the appointment of…

Members & Followers

Covid-19: Was the UK government ready for the pandemic?

With the pandemic more than a year old, how has the UK government performed so far? A National Audit Office report praises parts of the public sector for its response while flagging up notable areas where the state could, and should, do better.

England & Wales, Scotland

Health, public health and social care round-up: May 2021

This month’s round-up focuses on primary care post Covid, discharge care arrangements and proposed measures to combat obesity. The round-up also highlights developments in integrated care systems and the CQC’s strategy for 2021.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Think tank review: May 2021

As the vaccine rollout continues across the UK and countries begin to open up further, much of recent think tank output has been focused on recovery and rebuilding from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many issues exacerbated by the pandemic were already existent prior, and much of recent output discusses this. The LGiU think tank review…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Age friendly homes – designing homes that suit everyone’s needs across the lifecourse

This briefing examines the case of Ireland and how, as one of the first Age Friendly Countries, according to the World Health Organisation, it is approaching the delivery of age-appropriate homes for its increasingly older population. This briefing will be of interest to housing personnel and, particularly so, to those charged with the long-term planning…

Global, Ireland
Members & Followers

An unexpected side-effect of Covid-19: accelerating the use of data. What can councils learn?

Councils have responded to the challenges of Covid-19 by making much better use of data and innovation. Innovative uses include joining up their own datasets, creating new data sharing techniques, using data from private companies to monitor pedestrian flows and analysing CCTV footage to improve social distancing on public transport.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland