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Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors feature

LGA responds to National Academy for Social Prescribing launch

“The greatest impact for our communities can be achieved through locally-led targeted interventions and local facilities – museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks – which have a major role to play in helping their communities become creative and physically active."


LGA: Adult social care services help cut half a million unnecessary hospital bed days

“Thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall dramatically by more than half a million."


LGA responds to NHS Providers 'The state of the NHS provider sector' report

“Adequate funding for public health services, which are provided by councils, is equally important. Public health plays a vital role in promoting and improving wellbeing, preventing ill health and reducing health inequalities."

Vaccine into arm

LGA responds to latest childhood vaccination coverage statistics

“Councils, which are responsible for public health, are calling on all parents and guardians to visit their local GP, clinic or health centre to make sure their children have all their vaccinations as soon as possible, in order to reverse this worrying trend."


LGA responds to latest sexual health services statistics

“With resources already stretched, there is a real risk of waiting times increasing and patient experience deteriorating"

Children In playground

LGA: Expand £210m NHS nurses’ training fund to include public health workers

Public health nurses working for or on behalf of councils help to deliver the Healthy Child Programme, providing vital early support to children and young families in the first few years of life, among many other crucial roles.


LGA responds to Health Foundation report on public health funding

“People’s lives are improved for the better by councils, with every pound invested by government in council-run services such as public health helping to relieve pressure on other services like the NHS."


LGA responds to latest suicide statistics

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest official suicides statistics, for 2018.


LGA responds to latest HIV statistics

“It is important that tomorrow’s Spending Round provides much-needed investment in council services, including public health. Every pound invested by government in council-run services, such as public health, can relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS and save much more money further down the line."


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."