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Health, public health and social care round up: May 2016

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.

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Early evaluation of the integrated care and support pioneers programme: final report

The Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has finished its first stage evaluation of the integration pioneer programme. The evaluation describes the types of activity pioneers are involved in, the barriers they are facing and solutions they are identifying.

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Gardens and health: implications for policy and practice

Gardens and Health, a new report from the King’s Fund, looks at the many and diverse relationships between gardens, gardening and health. Gardens and health brings the wide range of evidence on gardens and health together for the first time, looks at positive examples and examines the business case.

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Place-based health: step forward local government?

The health sector is developing a focus on place-based health and care systems that are organised around localities and community involvement. This briefing examines how council leaders and chief executives can participate in this unfolding agenda so that a place-based approach can reinforce local priorities.

Scotland
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Early evaluation of the integrated care and support pioneers programme: final report

The Policy Innovation Research Unit has finished its first stage evaluation of the integration pioneer programme. PIRU concludes that it is too early to expect major progress from the pioneers, but the challenges of major new national policy initiatives and serious financial pressures could hinder rapid progress in future.

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On Your Radar April- May 2016, including commentary on the Queen’s Speech

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations. This edition focuses on the Queen’s Speech. This OYR is recommended especially for new councillors to get up to speed with the national agenda and what is happening in parliament and in select committiees.

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Early education and childcare costs, DfE economic assessment

As part of the DfE's strategic planning for the development of the childcare market to ensure there is sufficient provision to meet the Government's manifesto commitment to secure an additional 15 hours childcare a week for working parents of 3 and 4-year olds, the DfE has published an economic assessment of the market and childcare…

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NAO: Entitlement to free early education and childcare

The National Audit Office (NAO) has conducted a study of the DfE's early years and childcare provision, especially in the light of plans to extend the free entitlement to provision to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. The study looks at the successful delivery of existing provision but…

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