The King’s Fund published a paper late last year entitled “The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care”. This briefing outlines the King’s Fund’s findings and explores the potential challenges and risks to local authorities and other NHS bodies.
‘Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review’ – the pandemic, socioeconomic and health inequalities in England
In February 2020 Professor Marmot described how health inequalities in England have increased over the last ten years. His December follow-up report details how Covid-19 and the response to it have had the greatest impact on people already experiencing health inequalities, and how this will widen the gap even more.
This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.
This briefing summarises evidence about how the pandemic has influenced children and young people’s mental health to help to inform local service development plans to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people in both the short and longer term.
The HSCSC published its report on the social care system later last year. It paints a bleak picture of a system on the brink of failure and details the effects on service users, carers, providers, commissioners and the wider funding environment. Will we see desperately needed reform this year?
The MHCLG-led Troubled Families Programme in England is nearly 10 years old. This briefing looks at its impact, recent commentary and future prospects.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications relevant to elected members and officers.
On December 17th 2020, VLGA, LGPro and LGIU were proud to bring to you a panel of global-local government CEOs discussing the impacts of Covid-19 on the operations of council, the impacts for the municipal communities which they serve and to examine what lies ahead as we move toward a post-acute Covid environment.
Covid-19 has presented enormous challenges to public services, which have had to respond, adapt and innovate. The House of Lords public service committee has published an analysis of how public services responded to the pandemic, lessons to be learned and key principles for transforming public services for the future.
In 2016, Canada declared a national opioid crisis due to the dramatic rise in drug-related deaths over the past decade. This briefing will investigate the intertwining nature of drug use and homelessness and compare the situation to that of the UK, before discussing whether the approaches taken in Canada could also be effective in the…