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Newham launches permanent citizens' assembly

Newham LBC is launching the first permanent citizens' assembly in an effort to hand more power to people.

HMJ: Call to support staff wellbeing

A coalition of health and care organisations have warned more needs to be done to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of staff.

HMJ: Health MOTs to be offered alongside COVID-19 and flu jabs

People will be offered a health check when they have a top-up COVID vaccination or flu jab this autumn, under plans to save thousands of lives.

HMJ: Long COVID hubs for children

The NHS will invest an additional £100m to deliver specialist services for adults and children with long COVID.

HMJ: Unlocking the power of communities

Luca Tiratelli, senior policy researcher at New Local, argues the remedy for healthcare’s challenges is community power as it prevents problems from occurring in the first place

HMJ: Health check target met for those with a learning disability

Plans to ensure at least 75% of people aged 14 and over with a learning disability receive an annual NHS health check have been achieved two years ahead of target.

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Pickles moves to target more councils

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has said he is ‘minded’ to direct Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest LBCs to comply with the rules on publication frequencies.

Government unclear on Grenfell funding, councils say

There is a ‘chasm’ between the Government and local authorities on fire safety funding post-Grenfell, councils have said.