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Health, public health and social care round-up: February 2012

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. The briefings are organised in the…

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Marmot Review: two years on

The Marmot Review (Fair Society, Healthy Lives), published in February 2010, confirmed that an individual’s health is influenced by wider social determinants such as income, employment, education and environmental quality. Two years on, the UCL Institute for Healthy Equity has published data for upper tier local authorities in England on a set of indicators to…

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In it together: In practice

The report is the third in CSDG’s In It Together series, which has sought to demonstrate how strategic partnership working and excellence in commissioning can deliver the best outcomes for children with complex needs, at the best price.

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National Audit Office: Cost in central government – summary of progress

The National Audit Office has published a value for money report on progress made by Central Government to reduce its costs and expenditure. While central government departments took effective action in 2010-11 to reduce costs they are less well placed to make the long term changes over the four years to 2014-15. This briefing will…

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Positive for Youth: cross-government policy for young people aged 13 to 19

The Government has published its final statement on its new approach to policy for young people. * This briefing provides a summary, highlighting the importance attached to the role of local councils. * The Government’s statement spans policy areas, proposing to put families first, help young people succeed, promote youth voice and strengthen communities. *…

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National Audit Office report – the introduction of the Work Programme

The National Audit Office’s value for money report on the introduction of the single Work Programme - DWP have introduced the Work Programme quickly, in just over a year, and this has had benefits, but the speed with which it was launched has also increased risks, according to the NAO, who believe that the Government’s…

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Recent Department of Health factsheets on NHS reform

This briefing covers a number of factsheets recently issued by the Department of Health on NHS reforms proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill. These include information on the NHS Commissioning Board and Public Health England. They will be of interest to local authority staff involved with Health and Wellbeing Boards and the transfer…

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Green Deal: The role of local authorities

This briefing covers: * the emerging legislation on the Green Deal: the government’s flagship program to boost energy efficiency within the UK’s ageing building stock. The consultation ended on 18th January and the first Green Deal Plans will emerge in Autumn 2012. * the Green Deal is a market-based instrument to boost the uptake of…

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