Scottish Household Survey 2019 is a Scotland-wide face-to-face survey of a random sample of people in private residences. The topics covered are of importance to local authorities as they directly relate to services provision including housing, education, health care and cultural activities.
How was the test and trace system supposed to work in the UK, and how did its effectiveness become so widely questioned? This briefing covers information on the background of testing, issues with the system, the situation in schools, and the current and potential role of local authorities in improving Covid-19 responses.
This briefing looks at the background and intention behind the integration of health and social care in Scotland. It summarises the key legislation and guidance around setting up integration authorities and the models available, providing an overview of the boundaries within which integration must operate, and outlines the governance arrangements of different models.
This briefing examines the progress made in health and social care integration and some of the challenges faced along the way. The companion briefing ‘In sickness and in health: how health and social care integration was supposed to work’ explains the background to integration.
Natalie Creary and her colleagues from Black Thrive discuss how local government can collect and respond to data in ways that are centred on the perspective of communities rather than reinforcing stereotypes.
Can childhood health be improved by messages to parents about what is best for the health of their children or is a collectivist and whole society approach a necessary addition? This briefing looks at the issue using the IPPR report ‘The whole society approach: Making a giant leap on childhood health’.
Persistent and enduring levels of health inequalities have been reinforced by the pandemic. Adam Tinson of The Health Foundation asks how we can prevent a worsening of health outcomes linked to poverty as the recession starts to bite.
Catch up with the latest health and care news in September’s round-up. Regular Covid-19 updates are already provided, so the round-up focuses on health and care pandemic recovery and implications for policy, strategy and delivery.
On September 1 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2020-2021. This briefing will summarise the key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.
The DHSC methodology for recording Covid-related deaths was recently changed. We examine this here, and also provide updates on ONS analysis of Covid-related deaths by geography, ethnicity, and occupation in England and Wales. Also dealt with is an ONS comparison of mortality across 29 European countries up to 30 June.