May 2016

Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing - a guide for local authorities

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18 May 2016

By connecting people with local community services and activities we can improve the health and wellbeing of large numbers of people.

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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

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17 May 2016

The Act creates a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the United Kingdom. It is a short piece of legislation that contains 63 sections and five schedules.

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Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

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16 May 2016

The Welfare Reform and Work Act takes forward government commitments to introduce a duty to report to Parliament on progress made towards achieving full employment and the three million apprenticeships target in England.

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Childcare Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

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15 May 2016

The Childcare Act 2016 (the Act) takes forward government commitments to secure an additional entitlement of childcare support for working parents.

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April 2016

Education and Adoption Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

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30 April 2016

The Education and Adoption Act 2016 (the Act) takes forward government commitments intended to improve education and adoption services.

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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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