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LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health

“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."

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LGA responds to roadmap out of lockdown announcement

“Councils will do all they can to turn this roadmap into a reality by building on successful work with the NHS on the vaccination roll-out."

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LGA responds to expansion to shielding

"It is crucial that councils receive regular access to data and long term funding so they can reach out to everyone who needs support as quickly as possible."

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LGA: Councils playing leading local role in vaccine rollout success

“Councils are playing a vital role in the vaccination programme that has now seen over 13 million people receive their first COVID-19 vaccine."

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LGA responds to Health and Care white paper

“This white paper provides a promising base on which to build stronger working relationships between local government and the NHS, as equal partners, to address the wider determinants of health and deliver better and more coordinated health and care services"

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LGA responds to ONS data on COVID-19 deaths by disability status

“Protecting our most clinically vulnerable people has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."


LGA responds to NAO report on shielding the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

“As this report recommends, it is crucial that councils receive regular, secure access to data, so that they can reach out and support the right people at the right time."

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on procurement and supply of PPE

“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, including on future PPE supply and infection control measures. Frontline health and care workers should receive all the appropriate protective equipment they need.”


LGA responds to record alcohol-related deaths figures

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest Office for National Statistics data showing a record number of deaths caused by alcohol during the first nine months of 2020.

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LGA: In remembrance of the 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19

“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”