How is Brexit affecting community cohesion? Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, January 29, 2019

While the Westminster Bubble obsesses over the daily drama of haggling and brinksmanship over the shape of EU withdrawal, the NLGN Leadership Index reveals new insight into what is actually happening in our country. This quarter, our survey of leaders, chief executives and council mayors explored how Brexit is affecting community cohesion. Brexit is having […]

How is Brexit affecting community cohesion?
Four key messages from NLGN’s latest Leadership Index Survey Trinley Walker, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 29, 2019

Our latest NLGN Leadership Index focusses this year on two big topical themes for local government: Brexit and prevention. With Brexit dominating the news agenda we asked local government chief executives and leaders about its impact on community cohesion. And with Government aspirations to move towards a healthcare system much more geared towards prevention, we […]

Four key messages from NLGN’s latest Leadership Index Survey
What is the best approach for integration of health and social care provision? Simon Goacher, Partner and Head of Local Government, Weightmans, January 17, 2019

Financial constraints combined with escalating demand for services continues to be one of the biggest challenges that public bodies face. In order for the public sector to face the challenges of the future head on, efficient collaboration – and integration – is key. Weightmans was delighted to host the NLGN Innovation Exchange on health and […]

What is the best approach for integration of health and social care provision?
The public sector will pay the price for a botched Brexit Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, January 16, 2019

This article was first published in the LGC on the 15th of January. The current Westminster conniptions are so often presented as a debate about the long-term future of the United Kingdom that it is easy to forget that Brexit is happening now in the world as it currently is. Recall it we must though […]

The public sector will pay the price for a botched Brexit
Local Government excluded from post-Brexit domestic policy Cabinet Committee Charlotte Morgan, Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 11, 2019

One of the quieter Brexit-related announcements made by the Government this week concerned a ‘reshuffle’ of its Cabinet Committees. The European Union Exit and Trade (Domestic Preparedness, Legislation and Devolution) sub-Committee, which oversaw domestic policy preparation for Brexit, has been disbanded. The European Union Exit and Trade (Preparedness) sub-Committee has been created to “oversee and […]

Local Government excluded from post-Brexit domestic policy Cabinet Committee
Local government: Bins, taxes and fly-tipping – right? Molly Jarritt, External Affairs Officer, NLGN, January 9, 2019

When I popped to my local pub on New Year’s Eve, little did I know I would end up starting 2019 defining and defending local government to a group of fellow mid-twenty-year olds. I did not anticipate that, when explaining what I do for a living, I would be asked ‘How do you organise events […]

Local government: Bins, taxes and fly-tipping – right?
Never mind dry January, there’s a drought ahead for public health Sarah Lawson, Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 8, 2019

The NHS 10-year plan has been heralded by the Prime Minister as a “historic step to secure its future”. While elements of the plan are welcome – including greater investment in community care and mental health – it falls far short of creating history. The Government’s renewed focus on prevention is undermined by the drying […]

Never mind dry January, there’s a drought ahead for public health
The NHS Plan has a massive community-shaped hole at its core Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, January 8, 2019

This article first appeared on the Local Government Chronicle website on 7th January 2019. It is generally accepted that doctors should avoid diagnosing their own illnesses and prescribing their own treatments. Evidence supporting this principle comes today with the publication of the NHS’s Ten-Year Plan. The rambling 136-page strategy reveals an organisation lacking a coherent […]

The NHS Plan has a massive community-shaped hole at its core