Care and health improvement bulletin: Friday 20 May 2022

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Care and health improvement bulletin

Supporting councils' care and health sector-led improvement

Free improvement support from across our health leadership, social care and public health sector-led improvement programmes

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Support for Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) leaders

The LGA and NHS Confederation are planning support for the leaders of ICPs and are proposing a national ICP Leaders network to discuss issues of common concern, share good practice and shape policy development. In the meantime, support on establishing the ICP and bespoke support for local health and care systems is available through, the joint LGA, NHS Confederation and NHS Providers Leading Integration Peer Support Programme. For more information contact

Induction Session for adult social care lead members and health and wellbeing board chairs

Aimed at new chairs of Health and Wellbeing Boards and new portfolio holders with responsibility for adult social care and health, this free induction session will explore current policy issues, look at the challenges for high profile leadership roles, and relate these to your local context. This in-person event takes place at the LGA on Thursday 23 June 2022, from 10.30am to 3.00pm. For more information and to make a booking please contact

Webinar: Reducing preventable admissions to hospital and achieving better outcomes for people

This webinar will explore how two systems have tackled admission avoidance (in line with the Better Care Fund objectives) and prevention. It will look at how people are supported to stay at home in the community, reducing the need for unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the outcomes for people who are at risk of admission. This webinar takes place on Thursday 26 May, 2.00-3.00pm. Register for the Prevention and Admission Avoidance webinar

Building confidence in what constitutes a safeguarding concern and carrying out safeguarding enquiries

We would like to hear from you if you have already progressed working with either the safeguarding concerns or enquiries frameworks, and:

  • you would like to discuss possible support from us with a challenge you have encountered (in particular, relating to safeguarding concerns) as you have implemented the frameworks
  • you have made progress on working with the concerns and enquiries frameworks that you can share.

The deadline for responses is Monday 13 June 2022.

Please email

Liberty Protection Safeguards Q&A sessions

The LGA, with support from Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, is to run Q&A sessions for colleagues in both adults’ and children’s services, focusing on the Liberty Protection Safeguards Consultation. Please email your preferred date from the list below, along with any questions for the session, to

  • Monday 6 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Thursday 9 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Friday 10 June, 9.30-11.30am
  • Monday 13 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Thursday 16 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Friday 17 June, 9.30-11.30am
  • Thursday 23 June, 9.30-11.30am
  • Friday 24 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 27 June, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Thursday 30 June, 2.30-4.30pm

Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - Final Assembly (virtual meetings)

This Final Assembly provides an opportunity for those working in childhood obesity and healthy weight management to take stock and learn valuable lessons from the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme and the five Trailblazer councils, particularly in light of the Government’s aspiration to build back better. This event takes place Wednesday 8 - Thursday 9 June 2022, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Register for the Final Assembly

East Midlands HWB and NHS Trust Chairs Development Network

In the East Midlands region there is a thriving network of Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) chairs, lead members in adult social care, NHS Trust and other NHS chairs. The network looks at ways in which local authorities and NHS organisations are working together. Topics for the June meeting include tackling discharges and district council engagement with Integrated Care Systems. This virtual meeting takes place on Thursday 9 June 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Please register your interest at


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Revisiting safeguarding practice
Tuesday 24 May 2022, 2.00pm - 4.00pm | Virtual event

NIHR Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)
Thursday 26 May 2022, 1.30pm – 3.30pm | Virtual event

The Community Mental Health Framework and local government
Wednesday 8 June 2022, 2.00pm - 3.30pm | Virtual event

Induction session for adult social care lead members and health and wellbeing board chairs
Thursday, 23 June 2022, 10.30am – 3.00pm | LGA, 18 Smith Square

LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022
28 June 2022 - 30 June 2022 | Harrogate 

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