Local government

In future, local authorities and councils will play a much bigger role in the types of health and care services provided in their community.

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Timeline for developing Public Health England

Anita Marsland

The timeline for the development of Public Health England – the new public health system – has been outlined by Anita Marsland (left), the Transition Managing Director for PHE. PHE, which is due to be in place in April 2012, … Continue reading

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Early implementers of health and wellbeing boards announced

Local authorities throughout England have signed up to join a network of early implementers of health and wellbeing boards. The boards will remove divisions between the NHS and local authorities and give communities greater say in the services needed to … Continue reading

Case study – Sutton: Integrated health and social care pilot shows benefits for patients

Integrating health and social care services for patients and carers has resulted in substantial savings in the London borough of Sutton. A six-month pilot, based on just three medical conditions and a trial area of only 25,000 patients, reduced PCT … Continue reading

Case study: Leicestershire aims to build on successful partnership working for health and wellbeing board

Leicestershire’s health and wellbeing board will be one of the first shadow boards to go live in April, thanks to its successful record of local partnership working, and will build on a year of closer joint working between the county … Continue reading

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Strengthened leadership for new early implementer network

John Wilderspin

Primary care trust chief executive John Wilderspin (left) is joining the Department of Health as National Transition Director for the implementation of health and wellbeing boards. He will work with David Behan’s Directorate to develop a new early implementer network … Continue reading

Case study: Herefordshire Commissioning Consortium

Dr Andy Watts from the Herefordshire Commissioning Consortium talks about being a GP pathfinder and how his consortium is working in partnership with the local authority. This video has been produced by NHS Local, which provides a range of digital … Continue reading

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Key decision makers in one place at one time

Jonathan Hildebrand

The new health and well-being board is ‘an opportunity to have key decision makers in one place at one time’, says Jonathan Hildebrand, Joint Director of Public Health, Royal Borough of Kingston and NHS Kingston. He was speaking at a … Continue reading

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Combining strengths of NHS commissioning and local authorities

Sarah Price, Director of Public Health Islington

The new health and wellbeing boards will ‘provide us with an opportunity to bring together the strengths of NHS commissioning with the much wider influence the council has over a defined population’, says Sarah Price, Director of Public Health, London … Continue reading

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Focusing on health issues and the way forward

Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, Barking and Dagenham

The new health and wellbeing board will ‘really focus on what are the real health issues for Barking and Dagenham and what is the way forward through commissioning plans’, says Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, London Borough of … Continue reading

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Improving the health of local people

Brian McCloskey

Brian McCloskey, London Director of the Health Protection Agency, talks about the opportunities and challenges for local authorities that are provided by the new health and wellbeing boards. He was speaking at a conference on implementing the public health White … Continue reading

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