This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in December and January that relate to health and social care.
Published on 20 January 2011, the Department for Transport’s white paper Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon – Making Sustainable Transport Happen presents the government’s strategy for transport provision.
This briefing highlights important consultations that will shape the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, and clarify future roles, responsibilities and funding.
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.