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LGA responds to Prime Minister's announcement on mental health

To achieve true parity of care between mental and physical health, we need a root and branch overhaul of mental health services, which focuses on prevention and early intervention, particularly for children and young people.

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LGA responds to Health Foundation and King's Fund public health call

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a joint report by the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund calling for public health funding cuts to be reversed.

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LGA responds to Cochrane Report on reducing sugary drinks

“What is needed is a universal adoption of a labelling system which provides an instant ‘at-a-glance’ understanding of sugar content."

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LGA responds to Carers Innovation Fund launch

“Unpaid carers provide vital support for thousands of people every day, which councils fully recognise and want to help in any way they can."

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LGA responds to public health announcement

“We are delighted that the Secretary of State has accepted the LGA’s powerful case for councils to keep their vital role and valued responsibilities for providing public health services, rather than transferring them back to the NHS."

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LGA responds to IPPR report on public health and prevention

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research calling for a new approach to public health and prevention.

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LGA responds to latest sexually transmitted infections data

"Radical action is needed in the Government’s impending green paper on prevention, to truly help address the access to contraception and tackle the growing threat of sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and gonorrhoea."

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on sexual health services

“A national sexual health strategy is essential to help both providers and commissioners to deliver sexual health services to a high quality and consistent level."

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LGA responds to Panorama 'Crisis in Care' programme

“This powerful and emotive programme shines an important light on an adult social care system which is at breaking point."

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LGA responds to latest NHS figures on obesity

“Obesity is one of our most serious public health challenges and these figures are a wake-up call on what is needed to help combat this epidemic."