NHS “dental deserts” persist in rural and deprived communities – LGA analysis
New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals a growing number of “dental deserts” across the country with more deprived or rural local authority areas having fewer NHS dentists than those in more affluent urban areas.
Liverpool: Setting up a network of women's health hubs
Liverpool City Council has worked with the local NHS to set up a network of women’s health hubs in GP surgeries. The hubs offer both NHS and council-commissioned services from cervical screening to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).
Lancashire: Creating a menopause-friendly workplace
Lancashire County Council has taken a range of steps to improve the way it supports menopause in the workplace. Workshops, peer support groups and an online chat channel have been provided, creating a much more friendly and supportive environment for staff going through the transition.
Bradford: Making a difference with a dedicated women's health network
The Women’s Health Network in Bradford has been at the forefront of tackling the health inequalities women face for the past five years. It holds regular meetings, hosts talks, events, focus groups and workshops to influence service design and engage women from all communities.
Women’s Health: How councils are making a difference
Local government is working to ensure women’s health is a priority in all they do. The case studies show the breadth of the work going on, from creating menopause-friendly environments to improving access to reproductive and sexual health services.
This case study shows how Richmond and Wandsworth councils (who operate a shared staffing arrangement) were able to significantly reduce the time and effort required to maintain their performance tool.