Paul Najsarek, chief executive, Ealing LBC and lead for community wellbeing, Society for Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers
Now would be a good time for local government to confirm its ambition to reduce health inequality and work collaboratively.
Promoting growth has been a major feature of local government’s work throughout my career.
The pressure on both the health service and local government to deliver appropriate support both promptly and adequately, while having to make enormous savings is well documented.
Two months ago, many people were predicting a conservative government with a sizeable majority.
Paul Najsarek: My three tests for care reformSubscription
There has been considerable discussion about social care and health funding in recent months.
A couple of days on, what does the budget tell us about the position of health and social care?