Calls for extension of local outbreak management funding

Councils and Directors of Public Health are calling for an urgent extension of local outbreak management funding due to rising rates of coronavirus

Glasgow most resilient city in the face of the pandemic

Analysis of major UK cities to mark the second anniversary of the first UK lockdown has shown that Glasgow has proved most resilient in the face of the pandemic.

Public health staff shortage warning as infections rise

Councils have warned of public health workforce shortages and staff exhaustion concerns given a rise in coronavirus community transmission rates.

Government yet to take Grenfell action, says report

Sadiq Khan has said that the majority of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations directed at London Fire Brigade have now been completed.

New plans unveiled to level up Blackpool

Michael Gove has unveiled new measures to help improve the lives of people in Blackpool by turning the tide on deprivation.

Calls for new approach to resilience and well-being

The House of Lords COVID-19 Committee has called for improved resilience and preparedness for a volatile and uncertain future.

LGA urges for review of VAT on e-cigarette sales

The Local Government Association has said that the government should cut VAT on the sale of vaping products to help people to stop smoking.

Caring roles block career progression for three in five women

Three out of five women say their caring responsibilities are preventing them from applying for a new job or promotion.

Over 1,700 asthma hospitalisations in London due to toxic air

New analysis shows air pollution contributed to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma and COPD between 2017 and 2019.

Pandemic had impact on those seeking social care support

The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on older people approaching local authorities for social care support.

Stronger action needed on major health risk factors

The Health Foundation has called for the government to take stronger action to tackle the leading risk factors for ill health.

Government outlines plan for living with Covid

All remaining domestic covid regulations restricting public freedoms are to end this week as part of the government’s Living with Covid Plan.

Local outbreak management cash still be needed

Councils have stressed that the government must continue to provide funding for local public health teams to manage coronavirus outbreaks in their areas.

New gambling addiction clinics to meet record demand

The NHS has announced that two new gambling clinics will open in England this year to meet increasing demand for specialist support for gambling addiction.

Adult unpaid carers feel ignored by the government

The overwhelming majority of unpaid carers believe that ‘successive governments have ignored the needs of unpaid carers for a long time’.


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