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In-year public health cut confirmed Subscription
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.
Ministers confirm future of BCF for 2016-17 Subscription
The pooling of health and social care budgets under the better care fund will continue in 2016-17, ministers have confirmed.
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.
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.
Stevens sets out NHS devolution 'tests'Subscription
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.
This year’s council public health budgets were targeted for cuts by the Treasury because of a multimillion pound underspend in 2013-14.
Hertfordshire CC is working with two districts and other local agencies on the scheme
Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham speaks to LGC following the launch of Labour’s manifesto