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Tooth decay: LGA responds to the PHE survey of five-year-old children

"The findings of this survey highlight the need for urgent investment in oral health education so that parents and children understand the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of good oral hygiene."

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Sexual health services at tipping point warn councils

Patients could have to wait longer for sexual health services with visits to clinics up by 25 per cent in five years at the same time as funding for councils to provide vital public health services has been cut.

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Response to the latest drug-related deaths figures

"Councils are committed to ensuring drug users get the right support and treatment, and spend more on drug and alcohol treatment than in any other area of public health. This year alone, local authorities are budgeting to spend more than £700 million on tackling substance misuse."

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Obesity crisis: more than 600 young people have type 2 diabetes

“It is vital that the measures in the childhood obesity plan improve the health of young people, and can help parents make more informed choices about the eating habits and lifestyles of their children.”

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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: 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.

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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."

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LGA responds to Terrence Higgins Trust warning on public health budget cuts

"We have repeatedly argued that reductions to councils’ public health budgets is short-sighted and needs to be reversed otherwise they will undermine the objectives we all share to improve the public’s health."

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LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies

“Numerous councils have set curbs on new fast food outlets but need planning powers to tackle the clustering of existing takeaways already open."

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LGA responds to social prescribing research

“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."