King's Speech: Waiting lists, prevention and mental health top health agenda

King's Speech: Waiting lists, prevention and mental health top health agenda

By Lee Peart | 17 July 2024

Reducing waiting times, prevention and improving mental health provision topped Labour’s agenda in today’s King’s Speech but there were no social care reforms.


Unpicking what 'hard choices' means

By Caroline Green | 10 July 2024

Hard choices need to be not only about things we cannot afford in the short-term, but the things ...


Time for a health reboot

By Aidan Rave | 02 July 2024

NHS and local government leaders could use the new parliamentary session to reset their relations...


Promises, promises

By Lee Peart | 25 June 2024

The main three political parties’ manifestos were big on promises for health and social care but ...


Labour plan to reduce delayed discharges

By Paul Marinko | 20 June 2024

Labour is reportedly planning to buy thousands of beds in care homes in an effort to reduce the p...


Working to create healthier communities

By GLL’s Joseph Rham | 19 June 2024

Against a backdrop of worsening health inequalities and mental health problems, it is heartening ...


Highlighting the barriers to productivity

By Tracy Bingham | 18 June 2024

With productivity plans being finalised in councils country-wide, Tracy Bingham says she is 'look...


What the public wants

By Ben Page | 18 June 2024

Ben Page says if councils can show they can be an effective force, it will encourage the public t...


Lessons for Labour from the economic frontline

By Liz Zeidler | 18 June 2024

Liz Zeidler looks at what regional mayors can teach the incoming government about creating a thri...


Councils and NHS row over Better Care Fund use

By Dan Peters | 18 June 2024

Some Integrated Care Boards (ICB) are seeking to challenge or repurpose the parts of the Better C...


Chief executives' development programme launched

By Dan Peters | 14 June 2024

A first-of-its-kind development programme designed to meet the needs and future challenges of chi...