This bundle brings together some of LGIU’s recent work on health and social care. It looks back to a pre-Covid-19 world (which seems such a long time ago, but is, of course, very recent), at health and social care during the pandemic, and ahead, when we are in ‘recovery’.
In April, the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust published “Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2019”. This briefing considers this report and the subsequent impact of Covid-19 on public attitudes.
Kim Fellows highlights the link between public health and climate change, and reflects on a virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting focused on Green Recovery that she attended last week.
Covid-19 is shining a light on our society, and a prominent theme has been health inequalities. Social determinants like poverty, educational opportunities, worklessness and poor housing are interlinked and have a negative impact on health. This briefing considers emerging trends on health inequalities in the progress of the virus.
Janet Sillett asks whether powerful stories emerging from Covid-19 can lead to a reform of social care in the UK. This article was first published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Life before Covid-19: What did the government achieve in health and social care during their first 100 days?
The King’s Fund published a report on government performance in health and social care in the first 100 days since the election. There is danger that this becomes overshadowed by Covid-19, as well as the fact that the “world” will look a very different place in a few months’ time.
The ONS has published an analysis of Covid-19 related deaths in different occupational groups. We summarise the findings and consider their implications for managing the crisis, especially the phased return to work, and what data like this can tell us about existing social and economic divisions in our society.
Catherine McGuigan, National Programme Lead at Age Friendly Ireland, writes here on the innovative practices and initiatives taking place around Ireland in response to Covid-19 based on an Age Friendly Ireland report.
Professor James Mitchell writes on how Scotland and England together can evaluate the changes that need to be made regarding public services in the light of the Covid-19 crisis.
This framework is intended to help local authorities ask a set of structured questions about how we emerge from the immediate crisis, placing planning processes within an overall context so we might begin to imagine the shape of local government post-Covid.