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LGA responds to latest NHS Healthcheck statistics

"Many councils are using the NHS Health Check to target individuals or communities at increased risk by focusing efforts among socio-economically disadvantaged communities, and using proactive outreach programmes to get into those communities who are less likely to attend their general practice."

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Government set to miss deadline to combat childhood obesity by 2030, councils warn

"As these stark new projections show, there is still much to do if we are to avoid today’s obese children becoming tomorrow’s obese adults. The Government must work with councils and others to turbo charge the efforts to tackle this ticking health time bomb."

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Councils warn of pressure on sexual health services due to rising number of Monkeypox cases

"While it is good to see an increase in people taking their sexual health seriously, a rising demand is pushing some councils' sexual health services to peak capacity levels which are not sustainable in the long term."

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LGA responds to Government Food Strategy

“The strategy response represents a missed opportunity to tackle the underlying causes of many of these issues, which will continue to be exacerbated by the growing cost of living crisis. Unless the government takes urgent action, its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 will be missed."

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LGA responds to Khan Review on tobacco control 

"We strongly support the Khan recommendation that government must urgently invest an additional £125 million for tobacco control to achieve its smokefree 2030 ambition."

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LGA responds to Monkeypox cases

“The outbreak has highlighted the important health protection work of local authority commissioned sexual health services."

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LGA: Illegal cigarettes risk widening health disparities during cost-of-living crisis 

Local authorities’ public health grant has seen a reduction of £1 billion since 2015/16, adversely affecting councils’ ability to invest in services and functions that prevent ill health, reduce health inequalities, and support a sustainable health and social care system, including smoking cessation and tobacco control.

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LGA responds to Drug Strategy funding allocations

“This funding is an important step forward in helping to support councils in addressing drug dependency in their local communities."

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Councils call for extension of local outbreak management cash as COVID-19 cases rise

"With time running out, it is vitally important that the Government extends part of the Contain Outbreak Management Fund. This will allow councils to respond to new variants, tackle outbreaks in at-risk settings and recruit and retain vital public health staff. "

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Public health staff shortage and exhaustion warning as COVID-19 infection rates rise

"Local public health teams have gone above and beyond over the last two years to support their communities through the pandemic. It is clear that staff are exhausted from this effort and there are growing gaps in the public health workforce."