Topic: Health and social care

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


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…

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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…

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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.

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BASW report is misguided: social work needs leadership not legislation

Update: Andy’s comments have been written up in Community Care. I have argued in the media, including here in the Independent and here in the Guardian, that social work is an overworked, underpaid and undervalued profession, when any reasonable comparison is made to other health or children’s services professions.   Now the British Association of…

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August 2010

All briefings for August 2010 can be downloaded as PDFs through links found on this page.

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Walk this way: recognising value in active health prevention

Natural England and LGiU formed a partnership to investigate the value of walking as an important part of a package of locally driven preventative measures. This is the report of that inquiry.

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