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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."

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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."

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LGA responds to latest tuberculosis figures

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new figures, published today by Public Health England, showing a 44 per cent decline in the number of people in England with tuberculosis between 2011-2018.

'Love Island effect': Warning at body image drug use increase

Body-conscious gym and beauty fans are risking their health by taking dangerous and sometimes illegal drugs to improve their appearance in time for their summer holidays, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to prevention green paper

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to to the publication of the Government’s green paper on prevention.

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LGA responds to latest smoking statistics

“Councils, which are responsible for public health, run a range of innovative programmes to help people quit smoking and have taken great strides in helping people to stub out tobacco for good."

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LGA responds to RCPCH report on child health

“Children’s tooth decay and child obesity are preventable and adds to current pressures on the NHS, which this report rightly highlights."

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Childhood Obesity Trailblazers announcement: LGA response

“These trailblazer councils have been chosen to help develop, deliver, review and expand their innovative plans to tackle this epidemic at a local level, which can then be shared with their peers more widely."

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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."