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Survey of research capacity in local authorities

Researchers working in and with local authorities require a broad knowledge of research methods and a good understanding of local government, research from the LGA has found.

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Integrated care and support resource sheet

This short resource sheet is aimed at local health and care system leaders and professionals with an interest, or potential interest, in integrated care and support. The purpose is to signpost people to information and resources on how best to achieve this successfully within their local health and care economies. 

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Tackling obesity: local government's new public health role

Public health will become the responsibility of local government when it transfers from the NHS to local authorities in April 2013. This publication for councillors and officers explains the challenges facing councils and the opportunities they have to tackle obesity and reduce health inequalities in local communities.

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Establishing local Healthwatch: commissioning and development

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.

Sector-led improvement
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Public health and alcohol licensing in England

Public health has always been a key consideration for alcohol policy. However, until recently, health authorities had little or no input into the licensing process. This briefing aims to place health bodies' new role in alcohol licensing in a strategic context, and to provide guidance to those who will be delivering the responsible authority role.

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Public health and alcohol licensing in England

Public health has always been a key consideration for alcohol policy. However, until recently, health authorities had little or no input into the licensing process. This briefing aims to place health bodies' new role in alcohol licensing in a strategic context, and to provide guidance to those who will be delivering the responsible authority role.

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Measles: frequently-asked questions

The LGA has combined with Public Health England to provide some helpful guidance to councillors on Measles. This listing of frequently asked questions explains what is being done to reduce the spread of these latest local outbreaks of the disease and what vaccination strategies your local authority can adopt.

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Establishing Local Healthwatch: engaging with children and young people

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.

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Establishing Local Healthwatch: engaging with children and young people

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.

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Establishing local Healthwatch: advice, information and signposting

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.