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London’s sexual health services are set to undergo a major shake-up, featuring a reduction in expensive hospital based services.
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 health 'devolution' pilots announced Subscription
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.
Selbie: 9.6pc cuts to public health are 'reasonable' Subscription
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.
Fourfold difference in social care precept potential
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.