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An influential committee of MPs has welcomed proposed legislative changes to support greater integration of health and social care services but said greater consideration must be given to the role of councils in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Warning over health visiting 'deterioration'Subscription
Suffolk to cut posts after winning contract
Week in the life... Nicole RickardSubscription
LGC gets an insight into the working week of NIcole Rickard, head of communities, East Suffolk Council, NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney and Ipswich & East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups
Three new integrated care systems announcedSubscription
The largest ICS has been established across Cumbria and the North East while the first in London is approved
It is July 2017: a sense of relief that central government had acknowledged repeated warnings of a looming social care crisis and allocated £2bn directly to councils quickly switched to anger as it emerged there would be tight controls on how it could be spent.
A commentary on the findings of the children in need review
The Health Foundation and NHS Confederation fire warning over impact on the health system
Three schemes to be consolidated and given broader reach
Theresa May will also launch research into mental health support for children who face abuse or neglect
Government direction follows announcement that a single trust is set to run all children’s social care services following reorganisation