Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA responds to latest NHS Healthcheck statistics

"Many councils are using the NHS Health Check to target individuals or communities at increased risk by focusing efforts among socio-economically disadvantaged communities, and using proactive outreach programmes to get into those communities who are less likely to attend their general practice."

LGA responds to latest NHS Healthcheck statistics

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

25 years of the LGA

A quarter of century of the LGA making the case for councils and local communities.

25 years of the LGA

Using behavioural insights to improve breastfeeding rates in Sunderland

The behavioural intervention increased the use of BFF by 3 percentage points, and increased breastfeeding rates at the new birth visit by 4 percentage points, at the  six to eight week visit by 6 percentage points and by 3 percentage points at the  three to four month visit. However, these differences were not statistically significant. 

 

Case Study

Using behavioural insights to improve breastfeeding rates in Sunderland