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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£1m to support health and wellbeing boards

Nearly £1million has been made available to support the development of health and wellbeing boards. The funding was announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today at the Local Government Association Conference. It will enable the Department of Health, alongside key… Read more →£1m to support health and wellbeing boards

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Impact of Future Forum recommendations on local authorities

David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, has written to local authorities outlining how the Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum will affect them. He sets out the proposed changes for health and well… Read more →Impact of Future Forum recommendations on local authorities

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BMA webchats with Future Forum leads

BMA

NHS Future Forum chair Steve Field and his fellow forum leaders took part in a special live webchat on the British Medical Association website on Monday 16 May to listen to peoples views and ideas. Three chat rooms allowed people to… Read more →BMA webchats with Future Forum leads

Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups

Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups, along with a timetable for the transition from the current patient involvement groups, is now available. The guidance is aimed at local authorities and Local Involvement Networks (LINks) to help them and other key… Read more →Guidance on developing local HealthWatch groups

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Timeline for developing Public Health England

Anita Marsland

Please note: the information here will change in light of the Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum report. This page will be updated shortly. The timeline for the development of Public Health England – the new public health system… Read more →Timeline for developing Public Health England

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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… Read more →Early implementers of health and wellbeing boards announced

Case study: Sutton’s 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… Read more →Case study: Sutton’s integrated health and social care pilot shows benefits for patients

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

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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… Read more →Strengthened leadership for new early implementer network

Case study: Herefordshire Commissioning Consortium

This case study was published prior to the NHS Listening Exercise. The outcomes of this exercise have led to some changes to the policy, and this case study may not reflect the current policy position. More information can be found… Read more →Case study: Herefordshire Commissioning Consortium

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