The nature of the game

The relationship between a local authority director and their chief executive is like that between a premiership goal keeper and his manager. We all know how much a manager values a safe pair...

Shifting the Gravity of Spending? FREE Workshop to explore methods in public health priority-setting

Shifting the Gravity of Spending? Workshop to explore methods in public health priority-setting 17 January 2017, Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London (FREE) A team of researchers led by...

How to catch a monkey

The monkeys live in the trees to catch them the locals place a large heavy pottery vase at the bottom of the tree and place fruit, sweets and other things the monkeys like to eat inside. The...

Personal well-being in the UK: local authority update, 2015 to 2016

Personal well-being in the UK: local authority update, 2015 to 2016 This publication from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) presents estimates of personal well-being for UK...

Better Connected changes for 2016-17: overview and scoring details

Better Connected reviewers met on 20 September to review last year's survey round and plan for 2016-17. In 2015-16 we introduced many changes. Most important was that we moved to publishing...

Diabetes prevalence model for local authorities and CCGs

This model , produced by Public Health England and the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, estimates the total number  of adults with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in...

Effective Health and Wellbeing Boards - findings from 10 case studies

Shared Intelligence were commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore in detail the characteristics of an effective Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). They did...

Please lend your support to the latest wave of the Government’s major survey of underage smoking, drinking and drug use

The latest wave of the Government’s Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England (SDD) is taking place in secondary schools across the country now .  The survey has run...

Living with Dementia

Living with dementia is not about some one with dementia, it's not about caring for someone with dementia it about living in a residential  care home where everyone else has dementia. It's...

Putting the work into workshops – a matter of life and death

Making meetings effective could be a life and death issue. Partnership working often requires joint delivery of something – whether a strategy, programme of action, event or whatever.   ...