This complacent Financial Settlement for Local Government comes with huge ethical and political risks. Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, February 22, 2017

Yesterday’s NLGN Annual Conference came with a painful sting in the tail. The day was dominated by talk of creativity and collaboration – bursting with ideas about how technology, new approaches to the workforce, co-operation between public sector agencies and commercialisation are transforming service delivery. Anyone who knows what is really going on in local […]

This complacent Financial Settlement for Local Government comes with huge ethical and political risks.
Annual Conference 2017: Adam Lent’s introductory speech on driving change Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, February 21, 2017

Firstly, I would like to thank the City of London Corporation for hosting our conference in the fantastic surroundings of the Guildhall. I also want to offer very special thanks to Norse and the Municipal Journal for partnering on the event and making it possible. And finally, welcome to all of you. I have only […]

Annual Conference 2017: Adam Lent’s introductory speech on driving change
Place-based health: Making it happen Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross , February 14, 2017

Few would deny the need for change, or even what needs to happen to improve our care system. From reaction to prevention, services to systems and institutions, to people and place, the theory is there. But how do we put this into practice? The answer is not simple. Our needs are complex and so are […]

Place-based health: Making it happen
Leadership is still missing to implement housing change Claire Porter, in 24 Housing, February 10, 2017

If solving the housing crisis was a simple case of fixing legislation or introducing incentives for builders, the housing crisis would have been fixed ages ago, or never reached this magnitude at all.

Leadership is still missing to implement housing change
Losing Political Office Jane Roberts, Palgrave Macmillan, February 10, 2017

What happens to council leaders after they leave their leadership role? How do they adjust? Do they stay in politics? What employment do they find? I suspect that you have little idea other than the anecdotal. Few do given the relative silence on political exit. Professor John Keane describes the area of politicians leaving office […]

Losing Political Office
Bridging gaps in Hepatitis C awareness and diagnosis Sarah Keidel, HCV Medical Manager, AbbVie UK, February 9, 2017

If ever there was an area of healthcare where place-based care could have a major impact on local public health gains it is the identification and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. However the same reasons that point to place-based health systems being of value for this condition also make it one of […]

Bridging gaps in Hepatitis C awareness and diagnosis
We need politicians to be really honest with people: on the gaps in the housing white paper Claire Porter, Head of External Affairs, Adam Lent, Director, New Local Government Network, February 8, 2017

This was not a housing white paper that would see the chancellor in a hard hat being gleefully greeted by a happy major house builder. The narrative is markedly different to that of previous governments, and lays responsibility for the housing crisis in a multitude of directions – rather than at the feet of the […]

We need politicians to be really honest with people: on the gaps in the housing white paper
the case for place: making health and care reform a reality Dr Henry Kippin, Chief Executive, Collaborate and Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, February 2, 2017

England’s health and social care crisis is not only financial – it is a challenge to politics and society too. It represents a crisis of confidence about doing what needs to be done for citizens over the long term – asking tough questions and imagining a different course of action. Debates about austerity and now […]

the case for place: making health and care reform a reality