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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health and Care Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 7 December 2021
The LGA broadly supports the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population through greater integration between NHS organisations and between the NHS and local government. We also support the duty on the integrated care board (ICB) and all local authorities within the integrated care system (ICS) to have regard to the integrated care strategy in making decisions.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Katie Goodger, explores what is needed to fulfil the COP26 Glasgow Pact and what else could have been added so communities could go further and faster on climate action.
Libraries and Literacy: a new cross-local authority approach to the Summer Reading Challenge, 1 December 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Responding to the publication of the Government’s white paper on adult social care reform, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
How can culture contribute to our national recovery? Monday 1 March 2021
Chair's speech Cllr Julian German, LGA & Cornwall Council Local renewal, national recovery Sir Nicholas Serota, Chairman, Arts Council England Protect
Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage COVID-19 outbreaks
As a system, the London Borough of Sutton has developed the Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage outbreaks. The framework defines the support centred around a care home during an outbreak.
LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health
“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."
Cheshire West and Chester Council: Partnership working
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) have been providing ongoing support for the pre-planning of Primary Care Network (PCN) sites and the roll-out of all COVID-19 vaccination sites across the borough.
LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics
Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, costing local taxpayers almost £50 million a year to clear up.
Wigan council: We used flu jab to trial-run covid clinics
There are four local vaccination centres in the Wigan borough. Two are run from leisure centres, one from a community centre and the fourth at a conference centre. A local pharmacy has also recently started providing vaccinations recently.
A ‘local first’ public health system
The reform of Public Health England (PHE), the new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and forthcoming legislation on the statutory basis of integrated care systems (ICSs) means we are facing significant organisational change. The long-standing problem of health inequalities and regional inequality has become ever clearer during 2020/21, and the pandemic’s repercussions will exacerbate for some time.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.