Conservative MP and Chairwoman of the Health Select Committee, Sarah Wollaston, says that the Chancellor can no longer afford to ignore the stark warnings about the impact on individuals and the NHS from the crisis in adult social care as he finalises his 2017 Budget. (£)
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, responds to revelations that NHS Shared Business Services failed to deliver more than 500,000 letters from hospitals to GPs in the five years to 2016.
News from the LGA
Invitation to HWB Chair and Vice Chairs Summit - Free Event
Join what promises to be a lively debate on 22 March 2017 at the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Annual HWB chairs and vice chairs summit: "Local Leadership, Local Solutions" (Westminster) Speakers include Tamara Finklestein, Director General, Department of Health; Julie Wood, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC); Richard Humphreys, The King's Fund; Jeanelle De Gruchy, the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH); and John Bewick, lead facilitator for our "Stepping Up to the Place" integration workshops.
Building lives: homelessness and housing in the West Midlands Tuesday 7 March 2017, 10.00-15.00, Wolverhampton
Across the West Midlands, local authorities are increasingly looking to tackle homelessness amongst their populations. Managing demand for accommodation and addressing welfare implications whilst negotiating a changing policy landscape, presents councils throughout the region with a significant challenge.