• Playing our part in cancer research

    19 September 2021

    Sutton LBC has built a robust partnership to develop a £1bn world leading life-science campus – the London Cancer Hub – and to supplement that project a real game changer is set to come with the opening of a new ‘Innovation Gateway’, says Cllr Ruth Dombey

  • Short-changed again

    19 September 2021

    Clive Betts warns that with little clarity on how much ‘extra’ money will be spent next year, there is ‘the prospect of social care unravelling unless councils receive more money to fill the existing funding gaps’

  • A first step on the road to reform?

    19 September 2021

    The plan for health and social care plan does nothing to address the challenges faced by the sector, including increasing demand, unmet need and ever-tightening budgets, says Dr Eleanor Roy

  • HMJ: Cracks in services ‘clearly visible’

    14 September 2021

    The pandemic has exposed structural weaknesses in maternity funding leading to ‘tragic events’ in recent years, maternity royal colleges have warned.

  • HMJ: Call for permanent discharge to assess funding

    14 September 2021

    The Government has been urged to make funding for its ‘discharge to assess’ scheme permanent in a bid to free up thousands of hospital beds and help the NHS recover from the pandemic.

  • HMJ: Analysis warns UC cut will widen health inequalities

    14 September 2021

    The planned cut to the Universal Credit uplift will hit areas with the worst health the hardest, analysis by a charity has warned.

  • HMJ: Time to build upon the digital journey

    14 September 2021

    To build a sound future for our health services, we must accelerate the digital journey, as Paul Sanders at Civica explains.

  • Government fails to consult DPHs on winter plan

    14 September 2021

    Public health directors have hit out at a lack of engagement by the government in developing its autumn/winter COVID-19 plan.

  • We need to move on

    14 September 2021

    Baroness Claire Fox says vaccine passports for events would ‘cause immense harms, mainly to the fabric of society’ and it’s not clear if they would impact on virus spread.

  • Let’s see some fair play

    14 September 2021

    A new report makes the case for a radical new approach to secure their future of local sports and leisure services, including a call for longer-term investment, say Paul O’Brien, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Debbie Kaye.

  • The time for team spirit is now

    14 September 2021

    Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson says there has never been a more important time to work together to protect the future of community-based sport and leisure services.

  • Leisure and wellbeing services face a serious and immediate threat

    14 September 2021

    The National Leisure Recovery Fund’s distribution of £100m was welcome, but must go further, argues Cllr Dan Humphreys.

  • ADASS 'perplexed' at social care plans

    13 September 2021

    Adult social care experts have said they have been left ‘perplexed and concerned’ after last week’s announcement by the Prime Minister.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Council chiefs call on Government to co-produce a workforce strategy

    08 September 2021

    Council chiefs have called on the Government to work with them to co-produce a workforce strategy similar to those for the NHS and civil service.

  • Is bending the goalposts on social care enough?

    07 September 2021

    'While the Prime Minister, chancellor and health and social care secretary all repeated the mantra "you can’t fix health without fixing care", it remains to be seen if they have done enough to fix either', says Heather Jameson.

  • PM spells out health and care rescue plan

    07 September 2021

    Boris Johnson’s plan to rescue health and social care will include an increased focus on prevention, workforce reform, and a white paper on integration later this year – but may not be enough to ‘fix’ the care system.

  • Tackling health inequalities and the climate crisis in tandem

    07 September 2021

    Graham Duxbury explains why a solid social infrastructure can help households to take back control of their energy bills and improve their quality of life.

  • Let’s end rough sleeping

    06 September 2021

    The Government has committed to ending rough sleeping by 2024. To sustain this there needs to be a cross-government strategy that recognises rough sleeping as both a health and a housing issue writes Lord Bob Kerslake.

  • ‘No evidence’ integration improves healthcare

    03 September 2021

    New analysis of health and care integration pilots has questioned the benefits they bring about.

  • Government set to hike NI to pay for care and health

    03 September 2021

    Government is set to plough ahead with plans to raise national insurance to fund health and social, with an announcement expected next week.