This briefing considers the emerging role of building community capacity as a key element of adult social care, referring to the policy, guidance and good practice currently available.
The Department of Health has published a mental health outcomes strategy with supporting documents, including an action plan for expanding talking therapies. This briefing examines the strategy paper.
The Health and Social Care Bill is extremely important for councils. This briefing gives more detailed analysis of the Bill's provisions that impact on local government and comments on whether it strengthens local democratic accountability.
The Department of Health and Department for Transport commissioned this resource to help local areas take account of health issues when developing local transport plans.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in December and January that relate to health and social care.
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.
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.
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.