Health and social care

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



Beyond befriending: Cross-sectoral approaches to tackling social isolation

Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to develop a national strategy to tackle social isolation. This briefing highlights projects and activities from across the UK with a primary or secondary aim of tackling social isolation.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

CoCare: outcomes in adult social care

CoCare is an app and information portal that puts people at the centre of care and provides powerful insights for outcomes based commissioning.

England & Wales, Global Workstream

Health, public health and social care round-up: July 2019

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, key developments, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales Briefing

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document

The prevention green paper was published in the very last days of Theresa May’s tenure as prime minister. It describes a large range of initiatives and actions to be implemented in the 2020s, many of which will be of interest to local authorities as leaders of local public health.

England & Wales Briefing

Drug deaths are preventable, not inevitable

Elinor Dickie, Public Health Intelligence Adviser at NHS Health Scotland blogs about the recent news announcing that drug related deaths are at their highest since records began, and how these deaths are preventable.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Oireachtas Review: June/July 2019

In the final Oireachtas Review before summer recess, we cover the Climate Emergency Bill, the Brexit update and Citizen's Assemblies.

Ireland Briefing

Locked-up children – Children’s Commissioner

This briefing looks at children whose lives are behind closed doors ‘asking who they are and where they are living. It looks at what we know and crucially what we don’t know about them, so that we can begin to assess whether they are getting the most appropriate support’.

England & Wales Briefing