LGA annual conference

Tackling winter pressures

The term ‘winter pressures’ is a phrase we hear regularly during that busy season, as hospitals struggle to meet demand – but what does it mean in practice? That’s what my scrutiny committee wanted to find out when we discussed this issue earlier in the year.

Working with officers

In the challenging world of local government, cooperative and collaborative working between all those involved in the governance and operation of a council has never been more important.