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LGC review of the year 2014 Subscription Required

22-Dec-2014

This year may have offered little money but councils have gained a rare sniff of power, reports LGC’s Mark Smulian

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Chancellor George Osborne

NHS England earmarks £1bn for underfunded CCGs Subscription Required

22-Dec-2014 7:00 am | By Crispin Dowler

NHS England this afternoon approved plans to use more than half of the extra £2bn that has been freed up for health service spending in 2015-16 to bring underfunded clinical commissioning groups closer to their “fair share” of allocations.

CQC chief executive David Behan

CQC needs to increase inspection workforce by 66pc in one year Subscription Required

22-Dec-2014 7:00 am | By Will Hazell

The Care Quality Commission is still 559 inspectors short of the total number it thinks it needs by the end of next year.

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Three councils to share adult care in trading company deal Subscription Required

19-Dec-2014 11:13 am | By David Paine

Councils to save £8.9m over five years by combining services through a local authority trading company 

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Emergency care demand for older people predicted to rise Subscription Required

19-Dec-2014 11:12 am | By David Williams

Government-funded study finds emergency admissions among older people are likely to keep rising during the next five years

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Better care fund investment returns 'wildly unrealistic', analysis finds Subscription Required

18-Dec-2014 8:06 am | By David Williams

Analysis by Health Service Journal finds one in 10 forecast savings of more than 20%

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Fence-sitting ministers must not hold back devolution

18-Dec-2014 | By Nick Golding

LGC editor Nick Golding asks whether counties and districts hatching plans for joint work really can all be the recipients of devolution

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LGC's integration channel in association with Capsticks

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Health and wellbeing boards – problem or solution?

18-Dec-2014

Capsticks Matthew Smith assesses health and wellbeing boards as a vehicle for integration

Capsticks roundtable

A new era of integration

28-Nov-2014

The better care fund signals renewed pressure on health and social care providers to integrate services, experts said at an LGC roundtable in association with Capsticks. Hannah Fearn reports

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LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

Public health two years on

19-Dec-2014 | By Nic Paton

The successes and challenges councils have faced in the wake of the Health & Social Care Act. Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

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Phil Bannister, technology director, Serco’s Public Sector BPO business

Technology is part of the solution but not the whole answer

18-Dec-2014 | By Phil Bannister

Serco’s Phil Bannister says councils’ IT departments have moved into the limelight

Sandra Dodd, incoming chief executive, Places for People Leisure

Sport has a natural place in councils' public health duties

18-Dec-2014 | By Sandra Dodd

Places for People Leisure’s incoming chief Sandra Dodd says cutting physical inactivity can save authorities millions

Tony Travers, director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics

Tony Travers: 2015 presents an opportunity to cull ministerial posts Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014

While local government faces unrelenting cuts Whitehall has not been pruned sufficiently, writes the LSE’s Tony Travers

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Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

The NHS's challenging new year will be dominated by four themes Subscription Required

19-Dec-2014 | By Alastair McLellan

2015 is set to be a crucial year, says Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

Health Service Jounal columnist Michael White

Why plans to 'ration' surgery in Devon were too politically unpalatable Subscription Required

19-Dec-2014 | By Michael White

Michael White: A canary in a coalmine?

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Investment: Special section

Deborah Hindson, interim managing director of oneSource and s151 officer for Newham LBC

How Newham cut fund manager fees by 27% Subscription Required

15-Dec-2014

Deborah Hindson explains Newham LBC’s strategy

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Dean Wallace, consultant in public health, Calderdale BC

Our litterbug smokers avoid fines if they quit cigarettes Subscription Required

19-Dec-2014 | By Dean Wallace

Calderdale BC’s public and environmental health teams have joined forces to take a tough stance on smoking

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Sally Talbot, vice chair and policy team member, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

Austerity is at odds with our recycling targets Subscription Required

17-Dec-2014

Sally Talbot says the growth of recycling has plateaued and cuts will only make things worse

Robin Hambleton, professor of city leadership, University of the West of England, and author of Leading the Inclusive City (Policy Press)

Osborne’s devo deals are centralisation in disguise Subscription Required

15-Dec-2014

Robin Hambleton says the chancellor is employing ‘divide and rule’ tactics with city councils

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