The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended highly paid public health roles, after a study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) claimed 105 public health employees working in local government earned over £100,000 in remuneration last year.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged councils to increase the number of free condoms they offer to young people, gay men and those most at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STI).

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found the effects of poverty to have cost the UK an average of £78 billion per year, with the NHS bearing the brunt of the costs.

Barnsley Council cabinet members are due to vote on implementing a random drug and alcohol testing policy for employees.

The Health Select Committee has accused ministers of giving the wrong impression about how much they are spending on healthcare in England.

Research from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has warned that an increasing number of older people are living alone, without having adaptions installed to enable them to live independently.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on residents to support the vulnerable or elderly people within their families as temperatures sore.

A new report by the YoundMinds charity has found that services are inadvertently re-traumatising vulnerable children.

Since local councils took control of public health from the NHS three years ago, the fight against obesity has cost over £500 million.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that new figures suggest diabetes has become one of the fastest growing challenges the UK is facing.

A new report conducted by the House of Commons Education Select Committee has identified several weaknesses in the government’s proposals for social work reforms and has called for the changes to be scrapped.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has warned that the government’s decision to increase council tax by two per cent, has failed to plug the gap in care spend.

The Westminster Commission on Autism has called for the introduction of an ‘anonymous register’ of people with autism to be included in the Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF).

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a report stressing the importance of councils working together with health professionals to promote good mental health in children.

A new report has called on the government to set up a health and social care department to support greater integration.

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