Archives for September 13th, 2006

HEALTH OUTCOMES IN LOCAL AREA AGREEMENTS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 13 September, 2006

This paper from the Improvement and Development Agency highlights some of the experiences of a Strategic Health Authority, a Regional Public Health Group and a Government Office working together to support the development of local area agreements in London. The paper stresses that partnerships are essential to achieve health improvement and the reduction of health inequalities and that there is evidence that LAAs are making a difference. Contributions from public health professionals address some common issues from LAA leads in local councils.Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities have been told by the DoH Director of Programmes and Performance that they are expected to provide leadership and contribute to the performance management of local delivery in partnership with the Government Offices.

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MORE FUNDING FOR WALKING AND CYCLING SCHEMES ‘WILL SAVE NHS MONEY’

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 September, 2006

MORE FUNDING FOR WALKING AND CYCLING SCHEMES ‘WILL SAVE NHS MONEY’

 

Cash spent on local cycling and walking schemes can save the NHS huge amounts of money according to research published today by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans. In a detailed analysis of the impact of the schemes it shows that every pound spent on a route generates a benefit worth 20 pounds.

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COUNCILS CHALLENGED TO DO MORE TO CUT TEENAGE PREGNANCY RATES

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 September, 2006

COUNCILS CHALLENGED TO DO MORE TO CUT TEENAGE PREGNANCY RATES

 

Local authorities across the country have been challenged to come up to the standard of the best councils in helping to bring down teenage pregnancy rates. The call came from Children, Young People and Families Minister Beverley Hughes as she set out plans to build on the steps taken so far to bring down conception levels in under-18s.

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