Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

LGA launches its adult social care paper

The LGA has launched a nationwide consultation on how to pay for adult social care and rescue care services from collapse.

Cap on care must be fully funded, warns county leaders

Social care must remain a local service and the government should ‘not be swayed’ by arguments to combine all of social care into the NHS.

Record high for severe obesity in 10 to 11-year-olds

Public Health England has reported that levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began

End of life care is not being prioritised

Local authorities have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population.

£4.5 million for social prescribing schemes

£4.5 million announced for programmes to refer NHS patients to local community services such as walking clubs, gardening or arts activities.

Proposals for school children to learn first aid

School children in England are to be taught first aid in a bid to give young people ‘the tools they need to be ready to thrive when they leave school’.

Brokenshire commits to review of  fire safety guidelines

James Brokenshire has said that he will be conducting a full-scale review of the building regulations fire safety guidance.

Referral and assessment 'lottery’ for autistic patients

The Liberal Democrats have revealed that children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment.

Older people living with unmet care needs rising

More older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need, with a 19 per cent increase seen in the last two years.

New law passed to protect vulnerable people in care

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill seeks to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care.

National taxation key to solving adult social care

89 per cent of councils believe that national taxation should be part of the financial solution to the adult social care crisis.

CQC launches ‘Learning from safety incidents’ resources

The CQC has published a new series of resources to help health and care organisations ensure the safety and well-being of people using their services.

Poorest areas in England becoming fast food hotspots

England’s poorest areas are becoming fast food hotspots, with as many as five times more outlets found in these communities than in the most affluent.

£105m boost for joined up care in Wales

A £10 million a year fund will be boosted to £105 million over the next three years to help deliver more joined up care closer to home in Wales.

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