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Local Healthwatch: progress and promise

May 14, 2015

The Kings Fund was commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate the progress of local Healthwatch (LHW) in the first 18-21 months of operation, and to make recommendations for future progress. These include recommendations for local authorities as LHW commissioners.


Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round-up: April 2015

May 5, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


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Manifestos: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats

April 16, 2015

It is clear that there has been a positive change to attitudes to devolving power to more local levels – but is it enough to guarantee transformation? We consider key points here from the manifestos - on devolution and other key areas like health and social care integration and housing.


Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round up: March 2015

April 8, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications. The briefing covers: •major developments in March •health and social care reform and finance •public health reform and practice •health and social care quality and practice.


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Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round up: February 2015

March 3, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


Blue white spiral - health care round up

Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round up: December 2014

January 6, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The…


Old clock and money

Viewpoint Paul Burstow, MP: Crisis funding of care and the NHS

December 10, 2014 by LGiU

The extra £2 billion for health care services announced in the Autumn Statement last week is fantastic news. It is testament to Norman Lamb’s effective and high profile campaigning for urgent funding for the NHS, as well as the hard work behind the scenes by many colleagues making the case.…


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