Topic: Health and social care

Health, public health and social care – for adults and children.



Walk in my shoes: Understanding councils and the NHS working together

This briefing looks at the many ways local government and NHS teams work together and accompanies part one covering health and social care. From community planning to resilience, it is important to see that the work of both sectors is interlinked, mutually supportive and requires joint working to effectively deliver.

Scotland Briefing

Improving life chances: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and news from around the globe highlighting some of the innovative ways municipalities are improving life prospects, health outcomes, and life expectancy, plus the best and most practical reports on the topic. Examples this week come from Mexico, the UK, and the U.S.

Global Blog-article
Members & Global Local

Can AI help local government with regulatory inspections?

This briefing explores how artificial intelligence is transforming local government’s approach to regulatory obligations. It highlights AI’s role in automating inspections, providing insights, and enhancing efficiency and compliance, particularly in budget-constrained areas. The piece also discusses the challenges local authorities face and the importance of maintaining public trust while adopting new technologies.

England & Wales, Global Briefing With case study

Health, public health and social care round-up: April–May 2024

In this latest update, the UK saw significant developments, including a general election announcement with health flagged as a key public issue. New reports highlight sustained public support for the NHS, concerns over its future, and workforce disputes. The Infected Blood Inquiry report criticised government and NHS failures while health sector reforms and patient choice…

England & Wales Briefing

Giving kids a chance: Supporting children who risk missing out in 21st century Britain

Cuts in education and children’s services mean many youngsters risk missing out, however, it is not all doom and gloom. A new briefing sets out the bleak picture across the UK but also highlights efforts made by schools and local authorities to improve the experience of children and young people.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

How do libraries contribute to the health and wellbeing of communities?

This briefing discusses recent research undertaken for the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria. It highlights and quantifies the value that Victorian public libraries contribute to community health and wellbeing across the state.

Australia Briefing