Health and social care

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



NHS Operating and Outcomes Frameworks

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.

England & Wales Briefing

LGiU coverage of health reforms

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.

England & Wales Briefing

Directly elected mayors, how council websites can do more and ideas on the Health & Social Care Bill

Heseltine backs ‘directly elected chief executives’ – There’s lots of debate today about elected mayors having chief executive powers. If councillors and community want directly elected mayors with chief executive powers then their introduction could work – however if these changes are imposed upon councils they have the potential to become a very expensive reorganisation that does little to strengthen local…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Why the Health and Social Care Bill matters (more than the Localism bill?)

*UPDATE* a follow up article to this post can be found here We expect the Health and Social Care Bill to be published next week – probably Monday 17 January. It won’t receive the same attention in local government circles as the localism bill, but it should do. Of course the localism bill is seen…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Health White Paper: will nudging be enough?

The health White Paper wants to replace the nanny state with targeted interventions based on “nudge” theory. Some of the wilder media reaction to the release has said that amounts to little more than bribing the fat, the feckless, and the lazy to get fit. Janet Sillett, the LGiU’s health expert, has argued that it’s…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
Members & Followers

All’s well that ends well? Local government leading on health improvement

The LGiU was commissioned by the Department of Health to carry out an independent study of the role of local government in supporting health improvement and tackling health inequalities, and to analyse the structure of support needed locally to deliver effective action for communities.

England & Wales Publication