No replacement for Bulbeck
Teinbridge DC’s chief executive, Nicola Bulbeck, will step down in June after fulfilling her duties as the acting returning officer for the General Election.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Vigilance urged after cyber hack
Councils cannot be complacent and must continue to invest in cyber-security to cope with the sort of attack that paralysed NHS IT systems, experts have warned.
Burnham’s integration vow over GM health and care
Andy Burnham has vowed to drive ‘further and deeper’ integration in Greater Manchester as he pushes health and social care towards a single system.
Tories reveal local government approach in manifesto
The Conservatives have revealed a raft of policies on social care, business rates, devolution, housing and children’s services in their manifesto published today.
Labour would introduce national care service
The Labour Party would move towards a national care service and halt sustainability and transformation partnerships if it won the election, according to its leaked manifesto.
Whitehall urged to referee sector’s NHS disputes over rates relief
Shadow minister Jim McMahon has called for the Government to intervene in the dispute between councils and NHS trusts over business rates relief.
Labour to halt 'chaotic' STPs
Labour would ‘immediately halt the Tories’ chaotic’ sustainability and transformation plan (STP) programme if elected, the party has pledged.
Cost of legal row spirals to £1m
Law lords have delayed their final decision on a £250m dispute over who pays for registered nurses in Wales’ care homes.
White Van Man on . . . the elections
Every time anyone asks the Government for more money like to help the NHS or look after wrinklies in their old folks’ homes or fill the millions of potholes, then ministers all wring their hands and say they haven’t got a bean, sorry guvnor.
Authorities ‘must take control of integrated care models’
Local authorities must take more responsibility for their poor performance in delivering integrated care models, MPs have warned.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Silly’ orders hindering key information sharing
Councils are struggling to share key information with NHS trusts and Whitehall because guidance on secure email is being interpreted in a ‘silly’ fashion, The MJ has learned.
The benefits of place-based care and support
A fast-changing provider landscape is emerging in health and social care. Ewan King outlines what a place-based system should include and some of the challenges ahead.
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh bed-blocking fine threat looming
Councils are facing a fresh risk of NHS fines for ‘bed-blocking’ as health bodies struggle to hit new Treasury targets to reduce deficits.
CIPFA warning as General Election called
MPs should not use the snap General Election to make ‘undeliverable promises’ about the future funding of public services, experts have warned.
Councils can’t be junior partners in STPs
Helen McKenna explains the vital role local government must play in health and care transformation plans.
Stark choices – higher taxes or fewer services?
It is time for an honest debate about what we want from our public services, says Heather Jameson.
Integration future called into question
The future of health and social care integration has been called into question after the NHS signalled a major shift towards an increasingly provider-driven system.
'Divide and rule' approach threatens health and care relationships
The Government’s ‘divide and rule’ tactics could create a rift in what has been a blossoming relationship between NHS and local government, a senior health sector figure has warned.
A helping hand to our public sector friends
Cllr Simon Blackburn explains why Blackpool Council decided to loan £9.2m to its local NHS trust.