In time for last week’s World Autism Day, the Government published new tools to monitor progress on the implementation of the Adult Autism Strategy for England and the statutory guidance on autism services. This briefing provides an overview.
NHS Modernisation – update on concerns and latest developments in pathfinder commissioning consortia
This policy briefing provides the latest information on opposition to elements of the Health and Social Care Bill, and on the implementation of pathfinder GP consortia.
Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Question Time (April) and other significant issues.
This briefing looks at the issues raised in the DCLG parliamentary questions session for April 2011 and other recent political developments.
This briefing outlines the new scheme, explains the topic for consultation which includes reconsideration of rejected applications, and notes an initial response from the organisation, Local Works.
LGiU chief executive Andy Sawford delivered a Powerful Ideas lecture on Thurs 7 April in the British Museum. This briefing contains the speech in full.
Following a consultation, the government has produced a quality framework for adult social care, including the outcomes framework for 2011/12.
The future system for local public audit will be crucial for councils. This briefing examines the options in the new consultation. There will be implications for councillors on current audit committees.
Following recent NICE guidance and the Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the state of care, this briefing provides information on dementia and good practice in preventing it and supporting people with dementia and their carers.
This briefing sets out the most important measures announced in Budget 2011 meant to support growth. It ends with an assessment of their likely impact.
This briefing outlines the current role of NICE, the work it does on public health and its relevance for local government and the likely impact on this work arising from the Health and Social Care Bill.