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Public health transformation nine months on: bedding in and reaching out

Public health made the formal transfer to local government in April 2013, and in the subsequent months great strides have been made to tackle the wider social and economic determinants of poor health.

Integrated Care and Support Pioneers

The Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme was launched in December 2013. It was set up to test new ways to join up people's care around their needs.

Building a commercial approach

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is facing the hardest cuts to their government grant since 1945. Between 2010 and 2015, the grant settlement will have reduced by 48 per cent meaning the council will have £5.7m less money to deliver services to local people.

Efficiency and income generation

Reducing harm from cold weather – local government's new public health role

Although winter weather and snow can be fun for some, these weather conditions are also associated with an increase in illness and injuries. Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu and other diseases. People slip and fall in the snow or ice, sometimes suffering serious injuries.

Outcomes framework: Health and wellbeing

Cumbria County Council Cumbria have developed an outcomes framework for the contribution of the arts to health. This is still work in progress but the development of the framework is being used to build new partnerships and the possibility of the arts being commissioned to deliver key health outcomes.

Bristol City Council's wind turbines

Bristol City Council is the first authority in the UK to develop and own wind turbines. The two turbines are predicted to generate 14.4 gigawatts (GWh) annually.

Council creates trading companies to improve delivery methods and increase income

This was followed by another report in July 2013 to agree the Council’s Investment Strategy. As part of the July 2013 report, the Cabinet approved that the recommended governance arrangements were put in place in order to consider individual investment opportunities and to provide advice to Cabinet on investment decisions.

Efficiency and income generation

Hampshire County Council

The statutory requirement to advertise public notices is an area of significant spend for councils in Hampshire.

Birmingham – the Big City Plan

Birmingham's Big City Plan sets out a vision for the transformation of Birmingham's City Centre and sets out to create a world class city centre.

Regenerating Victoria

Westminster City Council is committed to securing the regeneration of the Victoria area and the need for its comprehensive redevelopment is recognised in planning policy at both regional and local levels.