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Sarah Calkin

Sarah Calkin

Sarah Calkin is news editor of Local Government Chronicle

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  • Condom

    Hospital services targeted in sexual health shake-upSubscription

    21 December, 2015Comments (1)

    London’s sexual health services are set to undergo a major shake-up, featuring a reduction in expensive hospital based services.

  • social care

    Poorer councils to get more better care fund cashSubscription

    17 December, 2015

    Councils which will have limited ability to raise additional funds through the council tax social care precept will get a bigger share of the extra better care fund cash promised by the chancellor in the spending review.

  • London City Hall

    London health 'devolution' pilots announced Subscription

    15 December, 2015Comments (1)

    Five “devolution” pilots will pave the way for a “revolution” in the delivery of health and social care in London, chancellor George Osborne has said.

  • Duncan Selbie

    Selbie: 9.6pc cuts to public health are 'reasonable' Subscription

    9 December, 2015Comments (7)

    Cuts to public health budgets of almost 10 per cent over the next four years are a “reasonable ask” of local government, the chief executive of Public Health England has said.

  • Carer with elderly man

    Social care precept threatens to widen the income gapSubscription

    25 November, 2015

    Fourfold difference in social care precept potential

  • Axe job cuts

    In-year public health cut confirmed Subscription

    5 November, 2015Comments (1)

    The Department of Health is to press ahead with its planned blanket in-year cut to public health budgets, despite the majority of local authorities backing alternative options.

  • Alistair Burt

    Ministers confirm future of BCF for 2016-17 Subscription

    26 October, 2015

    The pooling of health and social care budgets under the better care fund will continue in 2016-17, ministers have confirmed.

  • Richmond House

    Updated: DH proposes across the board public health cutSubscription

    31 July, 2015Comments (3)

    Local authorities look set to face a flat 6.2 per cent cut to their 2015-16 public health budgets under plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health this morning.

  • hospital sexual health sign

    Councils 'running out of time' to prepare for public health cutsSubscription

    15 July, 2015

    Councils are ‘running out of time’ to make the £200m of in-year cuts to public health budgets announced by the chancellor last month, HSJ’s sister title Local Government Chronicle has been told.

  • Simon Stevens

    Stevens sets out NHS devolution 'tests'Subscription

    2 July, 2015

    Councils hoping to gain Greater Manchester style devolved powers over health and social care must convince NHS England that the benefits of the move would go beyond integration of the two services, the body’s chief executive has said.

All by Sarah Calkin