*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…
This Kings Fund report identifies how mental health services can generate efficiency savings for the NHS and wider public services without compromising quality.
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: consultation on the funding and commissioning routes for public health
This consultation is one of a series following the publication of the public health white paper. It sets out detailed proposals for which body will commission which service. This briefing summarises and comments on the paper.
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Transparency in outcomes – proposals for a public health outcomes framework
The Department of Health is consulting on an outcomes framework for public health which will become a new responsibility for local government. This briefing summarises and comments on the framework.
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…
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.
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…
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.