Local Authority awkward squad

  Health and social care is high on the government's agenda but is the resent advice note   from the DoH another example of trying to narrow the remit of local authorities and their...

The difference between management and leadership

Management, as managers are fond of saying, isn't about being liked but I say leadership is. Human nature is such that if staff don't like you they won't like what you say. If staff don 't...

Wider determinants of health data comparison tool from Public Health England

This Wider Determinants of Health tool from Public Health England brings together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health. It is designed to draw attention to...

Surrey CC played poker and won

  So the government claims no deal was done with Surrey County Council it just happens that they benefit from the formula for allocating the additional funds more than any other...

Interactive adult social care summary report for 2015/16

NHS Digital have published this interactive web-based summary report to give users a high level summary of a selected local authority’s activity in 2015/16 across the range of adult social...

Where do they send bed blockers?

Delayed hospital discharges or " bed blocking " is hot news. As hospitals desperately try to unblock their beds where do they send patients and what happens to them? I am an ex social worker and...

Transforming care and health through information and technology: Local Investment Programme

A  local investment programme run by the Care & Health Improvement Programme at the LGA, in partnership with NHS Digital, is inviting councils  to bid for one-off funding of...

Granny dumping

  A elderly man found wandering and confused in Hereford bus station has no means of identification on him, his clothes are new bought from a Tesco's he appears to speak English but his...

Reports available in LG Inform for monthly delayed transfers of care and measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework

  A single council view of the latest delayed transfers of care monthly data is available in a local authority (LA) level report in LG Inform. More detailed analysis at both Trust and...

No lying necessary

  When I first became a specialist social worker for people with dementia I took a very purest view to lying to clients. All to often staff who cared for some one with dementia would...