December 2014

Reducing the strength: Guidance for councils considering setting up a scheme

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12 December 2014

Reducing the Strength' refers to initiatives designed to tackle the problems associated with street drinking by removing from sale low price high-strength alcohol products through voluntary agreements with local retailers.

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Tackling chlamydia: Local government's new public health role

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11 December 2014

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection which affects around two to three per cent of sexually active young adults. Rates are higher in young people from deprived neighbourhoods. This briefing for councillors and officers explains the challenges and the opportunities they have to tackle chlamydia and reduce the burden of poor sexual and reproductive health in local communities.

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National Graduate Development Programme: 2015 information pack

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5 December 2014

An information pack for councils interested in implementing the National Graduate Development Programme (ndgp): a scheme for nurturing high-calibre graduates wishing to pursue a career in local government.

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

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1 December 2014

From 1 October 2015 commissioning responsibility for the Healthy Child Programme for 0-5 year olds will transfer from NHS England to local government. This includes the commissioning of Health Visitors who lead and support delivery of preventive programmes for infants and children including providing advice on oral health and on breastfeeding the risk of tooth decay. Local authorities also have a statutory responsibility to provide or commission oral health improvement programmes to improve the health of the local population, to the extent that they consider appropriate in their areas.

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November 2014

National programmes of service transformation: Making these more effective, efficient and economic

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26 November 2014

The Local Government Delivery Council hosted a workshop to develop the key messages for those leading on national programmes of service transformation.

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A guide for communicating during extreme weather

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14 November 2014

Welcome to this good practice guide for councils communicating during periods of extreme weather. We have produced this in response to councils asking us for examples of good practice, how to develop a communications strategy and where they can go for further help and support.

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‘Lest we forget': councils supporting the armed forces community

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11 November 2014

How local councils are helping their serving and ex-serving forces personnel and families in their local areas

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Healthwatch: On the board toolkit

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10 November 2014

Developing skills for effectiveness on health and wellbeing boards

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Highlighting political leadership: LGA Development Offer: Community leadership

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7 November 2014

Leadership support for local politicians. A sector-led approach to improving local leadership.

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Connecting health and wellbeing boards: a social media guide

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5 November 2014

This work was undertaken in response to requests from people working with health and wellbeing boards where there was a real desire for social media to be used effectively to help the boards shape policy, explain decisions and deliver objectives.

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