Social care: benefits of ‘extra care’ approaches and why demand outstrips supply

Elaine Carolan, Strategic Commissioner, Worcestershire CC and Mick Laverty, Chief Executive, ExtraCare Charitable Trust, discuss the benefits of providing housing with a range of care options....Read more

AHSNs to lead new NHS campaign to increase diagnosis of atrial fibrillation among the general population

Business manager Lucy Chatwin and GP Alex Meyer share details of forthcoming activity by West Midlands AHSN with local health practitioners as part of a national initiative...Read more

Collaboration between client and software developer demands a shared understanding of how the process works.

Rochdale BC already knew Sundown Solutions when they started working together on a new Provider Support Tool....Read more

An estimated 4,000 teenagers in London alone are involved in county lines drug dealing.

The Children’s Commissioner estimates there are at least 46,000 children in England who are involved in gang activity. ...Read more

UK future health depends on ‘really big paradigm shift’ to prevention - supported by NHS/local authority collaboration

Safina Mistry, prevention lead at WMAHSN, Andy Williams of Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG, and public health consultant Jo Robins explain why…....Read more

A few years ago it was impossible to imagine a smart life delivered by full-on, full-time, ubiquitous connectivity

Steve Johnson & Joe Tibbetts explore how ubiquitous connectivity is now on a par with other essentials like indoor plumbing and hot, full pressure showers....Read more

NHS.UK publishes re-vamped social care guide handing off directory task to local authorities

City Futures - Birmingham. The irresistible rise of UK cities

What is blockchain and why is it so important?

Local Digital programme from MHCLG steps up a gear with £7.5m fund

Why ‘data camps’ are no longer just for geeks

Can young people ever be safe in an uncontrolled drugs market?

Cyber security is no longer the exclusive concern of governments, police forces and big organisations.

Encouraging women into local government will hit the headlines this autumn. Not before time.