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LGA: Prevention funding will help NHS 70th birthday cash go further

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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LGA responds to latest smoking figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest NHS Digital figures on the number of adult smokers.

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LGA responds to PHE report on fast food hotspots

"We urgently need to take action to tackle child obesity and councils are playing their part, but need more planning powers to help tackle this epidemic which has made the UK the most obese nation in western Europe."

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LGA responds to report on treating tobacco dependency in the NHS

“It is right that the NHS focuses more on helping smokers to quit but not at the expense of resources transferred to councils from the health service – local authorities remain best-placed to help tackle the health and wellbeing inequalities that exist in their communities."

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Health precautions urged by councils to combat heatwave

Councils are urging residents to keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends and help save lives as the nation heads outside to bask in the sunshine. 

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LGA responds to launch of Child Obesity Strategy

“This latest plan is desperately needed if we are to seriously tackle the child obesity crisis this country is experiencing."

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LGA responds to NHS Health Check five-year figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to NHS Health Check figures published today by Public Health England, which marks the end of the first five-year cycle of the programme.

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LGA responds to PHE figures on sexually transmitted infections

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to figures published by PHE on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England in 2017.

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LGA responds to report on emergency hospital admissions

Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation on an increase in emergency hospital readmissions.

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on child obesity

"Doing nothing is not an option. Without action, and unless councils have more powers, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain, and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels."