LGiU are pleased to support Cancer Research UK’s campaign to fix the funding crisis facing public health, alongside many others in the sector. Our Local Finance Taskforce has been calling for a sustainable solution to council funding and this campaign highlights the impact the cuts and uncertainty are having in the vital area of public […]
Viewpoint: A long-term plan for the NHS: now we need a vision for health, care and wellbeing – Part 3
In a series of blogs over the past few weeks Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this third and final instalment the focus is on making it happen.
A project or initiative doesn't have to be large-scale or headline grabbing to make a difference. In this post Emma Parry talks about Daventry District Council's Good Neighbour Schemes which aim to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness among older people.
Viewpoint: A long-term plan for the NHS: now we need a vision for health, care and wellbeing – Part 2
Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this second blog she looks at health, wellbeing and prevention. Since transferring to local government in 2013, public health has made great progress, with well-performing public health teams having the following characteristics, and many others: A health in all policies (HIAP) […]
Cancer Research UK is asking councillors to help it make the case to central government for increased and sustainable funding for the vital local government public health role. Rebecca Moore explains why.
Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this first of a series of blogs she looks at organisational change.
Childhood obesity is a national problem and one which isn’t going away. Data published from the national child measurement programme (NCMP), in October showed the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children had increased by more than a third since 2006/7. In the borough of South Tyneside, levels are higher than the national average, with […]
The Care Quality Commission has just published its annual state of care report looking at the quality of health and social care and the issues facing these vital sectors. It’s widely acknowledged that both health and care are facing a fairly acute funding crisis, the CQC highlighted the good – that quality of care is […]
As Parliament grinds to a halt, we reflect on the situation in local government left by the vacuum of policy strategy on social care and funding, as well as the impact of a No Deal Brexit on councils. Plus we launch our #LocalGovReads campaign, asking what local government is reading over the summer, and some […]
LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead visited South Tyneside Council to sit in on a Dementia Friends training session for councillors and to learn about the measures the council is taking to become a dementia friendly local authority