Healthcare Roundup 6 July 2018

The NHS turned 70, and the press used the occasion to look back over its past and celebrate its achievements. The anniversary itself was marked by church services, the blue-lighting of public buildings, and fund-raising tea parties. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens also sent the service a message of congratulation, thanking its “brilliant” staff. […]

CommonTime and the value of research driven PR

CommonTime worked with Highland Marketing to secure unprecedented coverage of a report on the use of pagers in the NHS; and the benefits of shifting to modern, mobile solutions. Dan McCarthy explains why it took a research-led approach to PR, and how this success was achieved. CommonTime builds intelligent messaging systems that create better communications […]

Healthcare Roundup 29 June 2018

A week after Theresa May made her big announcement that NHS funding will increase by £20 million a year by 2023, four major think-tanks published an assessment of how good the health service is at the moment. The Institute for Fiscal Studies, King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation concluded that the NHS does well […]

Talking PR with Katy Brooks from Orion Health

Highland Marketing has worked with Orion Health since 2013. Initially, it helped the New Zealand-based company to raise awareness of its Rhapsody integration engine and Consult electronic medical record in the UK. More recently it has helped the company to raise awareness of, and start securing sales for, its clinical and patient portals and population […]

Healthcare Roundup 22 June 2018

The big news of the week came at the weekend, when prime minister Theresa May announced a £20 billion a year funding boost for the NHS by 2023. She also hinted that this would be part-paid for by a “Brexit dividend” – although think-tanks and her own chancellor said taxes would have to rise. Highland […]

Jeremy Hunt

Healthcare Roundup 8 June 2018

Jeremy Hunt became England’s longest serving health secretary at the start of the week, prompting a spate of reviews of his time in office. Overall, the media gave him positive marks for focusing on safety, for securing additional funding for the health service, and for working effectively with senior managers to recover from the Lansley […]

Healthcare Roundup 1 June 2018

SUMMARY The week’s NHS news was dominated, once again, by reports on its financial situation and performance. NHS Improvement confirmed that the English acute sector finished the last financial year £1 billion in deficit – £500 million more than planned – despite being given £1.8 billion from the sustainability and transformation fund at the start […]

Healthcare Roundup 24 May 2018

The government is thinking of giving the NHS a “birthday present” for its 70th anniversary; but the Institute for Fiscal Studies has issued a report this week saying that it will need to be a generous and long-lasting one. The IFS, working with the Health Foundation and the NHS Confederation, has calculated that the health […]

Healthcare Roundup 18 May 2018

It was e-Health Week in London this week, and Highland Marketing was at the show organised by HIMSS UK to hear Matthew Swindells urge trusts to sort out their ‘bog standard’ IT and get on top of the demand and scheduling agenda, Will Smart promise a HIMMS 7 trust by the end of the year, […]

Healthcare Roundup 11 May 2018

With the 70th anniversary of the NHS just two months away, think-tanks stepped up their inquiries into how it is coping. NHS Providers published a report looking at winter pressures that concluded more realistic projections of demand, more beds and more staff will be needed next year. While the King’s Fund published a report suggesting […]

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