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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Spotlight on Health & Social Care

We’ll keep this page updated with information, statements and learning content around local public health and adult social care reform, as we work to strengthen the sector following the challenges and opportunities highlighted by Covid-19.

Our latest statements

Solace Statement on the Refreshed Contain Framework

March 2021

The Department for Health & Social Care has today published its refreshed Contain Framework for local authorities. Paul Najsarek, Solace spokesperson for Health & Social Care, said: “Councils have played a crucial part throughout the pandemic response, and they will be vital to the recovery that follows. [...]

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Solace's Response to the Health White Paper

February 2021

Paul Najsarek, Solace spokesperson for Health & Social Care, said: “A move to strengthen the ways in which local authorities and the NHS work together is to be welcomed. It is only through genuine partnership working that we will be able to collectively deliver better outcomes for our residents, and these proposals provide a platform […]

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Solace's Statement on Public Health Functions

February 2021

Paul Najsarek, Solace spokesperson for Health & Social Care, said: “Local government working in close partnership with our health partners has been a cornerstone of the pandemic response – neither of us can do it on our own, and each offer our unique strengths; councils leading on population health and the NHS treating illness. “Local […]

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Hear from industry experts

Public Health Main Plenary
Virtual Learning Week 2020

In this session, Policy Lead for Health & Social Care and Chief Executive of the London Borough of Ealing Council, Paul Najsarek chairs a conversation with panellists, Dr Ruth Bromley, GP & Lead for Ethics & Law at Manchester Medical School and Anna Dixon, Chief Executive of The Centre for Ageing Better.

Public Health Session
Virtual Learning Week 2020

In this video, our expert panel come together to discuss the important subject of Public Health in October 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hear from: Dwayne Johnson, Chief Executive at Sefton Borough Council, Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council, Professor Kate Arden, Director of Public Health at Wigan Council and Tim Pope, Managing Consultant at PA Consulting.

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health Care Partnership Review

‘West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership Review Report: Tackling health inequalities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and colleagues’

COVID-19 has highlighted health inequalities faced by Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and our colleagues, and the impact of the pandemic of systemic racism on people’s lives.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership recognised the opportunity to address these issues, establishing a commission independently chaired by Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, a leading figure in national health and care policy.

The review has been co-produced by leaders from NHS, local government and the VCS; informed by the voices of those with lived experience. The final report is launched late October, and this session presents a one off opportunity to hear from those involved about its findings and ask them questions about its impact and what next.

Relevant Blog Posts

25th March 2021

Improving prevention outcomes through a place-based approach

by Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse, Director Maternity and Early Years at Public Health England


31th January 2021

Why I turned my annual public health report into a graphic novel

by Anna Hartley, Director of Public Health at Wakefield Council


 

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West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health Care Partnership Review

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