Time for local and national action on hospital pressures

The County Councils Network's new report with Newton shows the causes of winter pressures are more complex than the prevailing narrative and sets out solutions to make the system work better, says James Maker.

This week the great and good from the county world got together for the County Councils' Network's annual conference where we discussed challenges both in the short and long-term.

For the former, it would not have escaped colleagues we are approaching the winter period where demand on the health and social care system is at its most acute.

James Maker

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