April 2016

The journey to integration: Learning from the seven leading localities

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26 April 2016

This independent report details the experience of seven localities in developing integrated care.

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Tackling poor oral health in children: local government's public health role

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15 April 2016

Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable. This publication has been updated for 2016 following the successful transfer of commissioning responsibilities of the Healthy Child Programme for 0-5 year olds to local government in October 2015.

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Charting progress on the health devolution journey: Early lessons from Greater Manchester

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1 April 2016

Senior leaders in Greater Manchester share with the Local Government Association (LGA), Greater Manchester Combined Authority, NHS Greater Manchester and the Public Sector Transformation Network a strong commitment to sharing their experience of health devolution to support other areas who may be considering developing their own proposals.

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March 2016

The community pharmacy offer for improving the public's health: a briefing for local government and health and wellbeing boards

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30 March 2016

This briefing for councillors, senior council officers and commissioners describes the increasing role of community pharmacy in public health and explains councils' role and duties.

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Healthy weight, healthy futures: Local government action to tackle childhood obesity

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17 March 2016

From working with children who are obese and overweight to encouraging children to cut their consumption of sugary drinks, local authorities are showing how child obesity can be tackled.

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Beyond fighting fires 2: Fire and rescue service transformation

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7 March 2016

The fire and rescue sector is transforming the way in which it delivers services.

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February 2016

Building the foundations - tackling obesity through planning and development

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29 February 2016

England has one of the highest rates of unhealthy weight of other western countries. The prevalence of obesity in England has more than doubled in the last 25 years. And if we go on as we are, the rate of obese people is expected to double in the next 40 years. Obesity is a complex problem that requires action from individuals and society across multiple sectors.

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Tipping the scales: Case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaway

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29 February 2016

The Local Government Association has published seven case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaways.

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Investigating and improving the HR and OD capability in shared councils

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23 February 2016

This report summarises the findings from a major study which the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) has been undertaking for the Local Government Association (LGA) involving 10 council shared partnerships covering 23 councils.

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Get in on the Act: Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016

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19 February 2016

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 provides the legal framework for the implementation of devolution deals with combined authorities and other areas. It is an enabling piece of legislation, with further details for different areas to be set out in regulations that will be put before Parliament.

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