• Language change for DToC

    12 August 2019

    The term ‘delayed transfers of care [DToC] beds’ should be scrapped to ‘support a greater focus on people,’ health and social care representatives have said.

  • How 5G Will Make Cities Smarter

    25 July 2019

    Local authority funding has dropped by 21% in the last decade. Head of BT surveillance argues Brian Jackson argues that rescue could come in part from the arrival of 5G

  • What price timidity?

    25 July 2019

    The prevention Green Paper partly tips the scales towards a fairer and more productive country, but also falls short in crucial areas, says president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy.

  • Impact of Integrated Care Fund 'remains unclear'

    18 July 2019

    The impact of the Integrated Care Fund in Wales remains ‘unclear’ despite a £385m Welsh Government investment, the Auditor General has warned today.

  • White Van Man on... the NHS

    09 July 2019

    What is it about the NHS that makes the nation go dewy-eyed over everything it does?

  • Turning Communities into Catalysts for Change

    08 July 2019

    The New Local Government Network's new report provides answers on how an innovative model of commissioning public services that places communities at the heart of delivery can be achieved, says Trinley Walker.

  • Is the ‘under the radar’ devolution of the NHS the future for our health and social care system?

    01 July 2019

    Phil Hope and Steve Barwick highlight a new essay collection that reveals an ‘under the radar’ trend for devolution of the NHS. They ask: is devolution the future for health and social care?

  • Councils to get £300,000 for obesity pilots

    25 June 2019

    The Government has decided to award five local authorities £300,000 each to trial programmes to tackle childhood obesity.

  • Knowing when to ‘nudge’

    18 June 2019

    Jim McManus outlines how to navigate ‘that nudge thing’ – behavioural economics, insights and science to apply the right solution and avoid wasting time and money

  • Funding pledged for Scottish councils to tackle period poverty

    17 June 2019

    Councils in Scotland will receive £2m in funding to continue provision of free sanitary products in schools.

  • Call for greater focus on culture change in integration drive

    30 April 2019

    Huge cultural and behavioural differences between health and care need more consideration, consultancy Impower has urged.

  • Minister in plea for cross-party care consensus

    30 April 2019

    Care minster Caroline Dinenage has said she 'would dearly like there to be cross-party consensus' on funding for social care.

  • Councils in fresh NHS warning

    23 April 2019

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a fresh warning that the NHS must not forget councils as it embarks on its Long Term Plan.

  • ‘We want something totally transformational’

    27 March 2019

    A new book from Nesta brings together knowledge on innovatation. One process is the 100 Day Challenge. Ann McGauran outlines how this has been useful in bringing about system change in Essex.

  • Social workers have a key role in helping disabled people get more active

    25 March 2019

    An evaluation of the Get Yourself Active programme, which sought to identify ways to boost participation of disabled people in sport and physical activity, has concluded that social workers have a key role to play, says Leanne Wightman

  • Councils transfer services amid healthcare trust closure

    20 March 2019

    A healthcare trust running care services across two counties has announced it is likely to close.

  • Remove immigration policy from the Home Office

    13 March 2019

    Immigration policy is a mess, says Michael Burton - and has led to pay minimums which ignore big labour shortages in lower-paid public services. The Home Office is no longer the right ministry to manage such a cross-sector role, he concludes.

  • Call for outcome focus as DToC pressure reduces

    08 March 2019

    Health and social care systems should increase their focus on outcomes for individuals as Whitehall softens its threats around delayed transfer of care (DToC) figures, a report today has suggested.

  • Hold on to public health

    27 February 2019

    Shifting public health functions to councils has led to ‘clear progress and tangible success,’ says Cllr David Williams - and he warns it would be a retrograde step if NHS England took back some elements of commissioning.

  • How does public spending break down?

    27 February 2019

    The latest annual statement from HMRC reveals how little leeway the chancellor has when it comes to planning the next Spending Review, says Mike Burton.