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LGA responds to NHS Health Checks review
"Councils have done a tremendous job in inviting more than 14 million eligible people to have a check over the last five years, of which 6.8 million have taken up the offer."
LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures
“We have long argued that reductions to councils’ public health grant, which is used to fund drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, is a false economy which will only compound acute pressures for criminal justice and NHS services further down the line."
LGA responds to FSB potholes analysis
"Currently, 43 times more per mile is spent on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."
Redbridge Council: Using the Standards as part of a re-structure process and HR processes
The public health team at Redbridge Council used the Standards as part of their re-structure process and in managing staff performance. The team also have plans to embed the Standards across the council more widely.
Cabinet and Ministerial Appointments Briefing, August 2019
The new Government has been announced by Prime Minister, with personnel appointed to key departments such as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, HM Treasury, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Department for Education. The LGA has produced this short guide to who will be holding these offices of state as the new Government gets to grips with vital issues such as council funding, adult social care, children’s services, community safety and the UK’s departure from the EU.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils: Using the Standards for employers of public health teams in England to inform a workforce development project
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an agreement to share the workforce and staffing structure across the two boroughs. Over the last two years, the councils have reviewed the capacity of their public health workforce to understand its strengths and weaknesses in terms of the required skills and knowledge.
Employer Standards impact assessment report
The Standards for employers of public health teams in England set out expectations of good employers who want to enable all their public health staff to work effectively. The Standards were published in 2018 after a wide consultation across the public health system in England and are owned and maintained by the Local Government Association (LGA). This project aimed to evaluate their impact, one year on.
LGA responds to NICE guidelines to support unpaid adult carers
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aimed at improving the wellbeing of unpaid adult carers.
Response to the Government consultation on the future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services in England, July 2019
Councils recognise they have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse, alongside partners in health, education, housing, the police and wider services.
Hampshire County Council: joining up commissioning
Across Hampshire, commissioning has been joined up by creating a commissioners group for the local councils, CCGs and NHS England. It has help maintain integrated services and led to the development of an improved digital offer and specialist services. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
Dorset Council: getting providers working as one
Dorset Council has got its providers working collaboratively, resulting in less fragmentation, improved services for patients and greater emphasis on prevention. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.
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