Topic: Public health

How councils and communities are dealing with public health issues, including the Covid pandemic and emerging on the other side.

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Health, public health and social care round-up: April–May 2024

In this latest update, the UK saw significant developments, including a general election announcement with health flagged as a key public issue. New reports highlight sustained public support for the NHS, concerns over its future, and workforce disputes. The Infected Blood Inquiry report criticised government and NHS failures while health sector reforms and patient choice…

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Local authorities adapting to the new normal to improve food safety

This briefing emphasises the critical importance of food safety and the role of UK regulatory bodies and local authorities in up keeping public health measures. It discusses challenges such as funding, staffing, and adapting to new business models and inspection methods, highlighting the impact on food safety inspections and public health risks.

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Health, public health and social care round-up: January 2024

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. Key developments in January include extra social care funding, more proposed strikes and a ban on disposal vapes.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Performance Tracker 2023: public services as the UK approaches a general election

Britain’s public services are crumbling under unprecedented pressure, according to the latest performance tracker from the IfG and CIPFA. In recent years, Covid-19, political instability, inflation and strikes have brought services to breaking point, but the underlying problems stem from systematic underinvestment and short term decision making.

England & Wales Briefing
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Health, public health and social care round-up: December 2023

At a time when winter pressures are peaking and with the junior doctor strike, our latest health round-up looks at the most significant developments across the sector over the last month, including reform and finance updates and the latest research and publications exploring public health and care practices.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Health, public health and social care round-up: November 2023

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Global Local Think Tank Review – October 2023

Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing