Children on track to consume double recommended sugar intake

New PHE figures have revealed that children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar since January.

Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis highlighted

A new report says dangerous levels of air pollution are devastatingly impacting on the health of people living in Greater Manchester.

Homeless children being inappropriately housed

New research has revealed a disturbing picture of the impact that being housed illegally in unsuitable B&Bs is having on their lives.

Public support increase in social care spending

New polling for the NHS Confederation finds that over 80 per cent of the public support a 3.9 per cent increase in social care spending.

Funding to digitise care to NHS information flow

Local authorities and adult social care providers are being encouraged to apply for new NHS Digital funding to enable better sharing of data.

Adult social care services close to collapsing

Senior council officials have warned that adult social care services in England are on the brink of collapse in some regions.

Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions

Extra funding will help councils build on effective prevention work to tackle loneliness, which has already saved millions and cut emergency hospital stays.

First joint ICT director for Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed the region’s first ICT director with responsibility across a county council, NHS trust and CCG.

Child protection information sharing a priority

Nadhim Zahawi has urged councils and NHS organisations yet to implement a child protection information sharing system to do so.

BBC finds that sexual-health clinics facing closure

A BBC freedom of information request has found that at least 72 councils in England are planning to cut sexual-health funding this year.

Cuts cause loss of three million hours of home care

A new report has shown that the provision of home care services has fallen by a concerning three million hours since 2015.

Cyclists put off by potholes and traffic conditions

Britain’s potholes and having to share the road with large vehicles are the biggest factors stopping more people cycling.

Outdoor areas to be smoke-free in Wales by summer 2019

Wales is expected put smoke-free areas in hospital grounds, school grounds and playgrounds by summer 2019.

Councils should get more say over unhealthy food

A new report has claimed that local authorities need to be allowed to limit the proliferation of unhealthy food outlets in their areas.

22,000 children severely obese after primary school

New analysis by the LGA has revealed that more than 22,000 children aged 10 and 11 in Year 6 are classed as severely obese.

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