27 November 2013
Public health has become the responsibility of local government. This briefing for councillors and officers explains the challenges facing councils and the opportunities they have to help to reduce harm to health from cold weather through effective, year-round cold weather planning.
19 November 2013
The LGA has launched a ‘Vision for local regulation' which aims to recognise and build on the contribution local trading standards, environmental health and licensing teams can make to economic growth and job creation.
Money well spent? Assessing the cost effectiveness and return on investment of public health interventions
6 November 2013
This briefing for councillors and officers explains the importance of assessing value for money in helping local authorities fulfil their public health responsibilities.
29 October 2013
The number of obese people in England has been rising steadily for the best part of 20 years. Today one in four adults are obese, according to the Health Survey for England, compared to 15 per cent in 1993. Read the discussion paper here.
24 October 2013
The LGA has published a public health resource sheet on the contribution of community pharmacy to local public health services. It includes information on local government statutory responsibilities for community pharmacy and several case studies that illustrate the potential of community pharmacy as a key public health resource.
23 October 2013
Local Government Research Project, in partnership with the LGA, has been examining how local leading politicians can encourage innovation in their councils.
23 October 2013
Scrutiny of the changing world of education needs to develop a clear focus, work out where its reviews can add value...
22 October 2013
A guide to help councils implement the application process the new licensing regime requires.
14 October 2013
This briefing for councillors and officers explains how behavioural change interventions – or nudge theory as it is dubbed – can help local authorities fulfil their public health responsibilities.