Government funding for council-commissioned weight management services will not be renewed in the current financial year, councils have been told.
We will wait to see if the one-off £1.8 billion funding pledge for NHS hospital equipment and upgrades is worth the paper it’s written on.
Children’s health would be better protected if money raised from the soft drinks levy was spent on local priorities, such as playgrounds, activities and after-school clubs to combat child obesity, the LGA has said.
The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes – normally only seen in adults and often linked to obesity – has soared by around 40 per cent in just four years, to more than 700 cases, the LGA has warned.
The LGA has warned that record demand for sexual health services in England is putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.