Communities and Local Government Committee - Eighth Report
The role of local authorities in health issues

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 20 March 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Health and Wellbeing Boards

Public Health England

The NHS Commissioning Board

Local Healthwatch

Health Scrutiny

Reaction to the transfer of public health responsibilities back to local government

Our inquiry

Our report

2 Public health at the local level

The role of Health and Wellbeing Boards

The priorities of Health and Wellbeing Boards



The position of national organisations in guiding and advising Health and Wellbeing Boards

The NHS Commissioning Board


Relationship with Health and Wellbeing Boards

Local accountability

The NHSCB's role in holding other bodies to account

3 The development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies


Data sharing and information management

Building relationships with other sectors

Collecting and analysing information

Communicating information

The engagement of councils and councillors

Two-tier authorities

Unitary authorities


The role of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Councillors and Clinical Commissioning Group Boards

4 Public health in practice

Tackling the causes of the causes of poor health

Early years


Local authorities working with the Government

Joined-up government

Measuring success

Assessment bodies


5 The national perspective


Front-line health protection

The role of Public Health England

The role of the NHS Commissioning Board

The role of Directors of Public Health

Screening, immunisation and the NHS Commissioning Board

Childhood services

6 Finance


The draft interim allocation

The final allocation

The revised formula

The Health Premium

Demand-led services

Re-charging for non-residents' use of services

Funding in the long term

Moving away from ring fencing

Community budgets

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

21 November 2012

26 November 2012

03 December 2012

07 January 2013

21 January 2013

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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