Healthcare Roundup 14 September 2018

NHS Improvement published its quarterly report on NHS performance, with worrying figures on NHS finance and staffing levels. The report indicated that the provider sector finished the first three months of the year £814 million...

Healthcare Roundup 7 September 2018

NHS England’s Health and Social Care Expo took place in Manchester. The commissioning board outlined the next steps on the development of what is now called the long-term plan for the NHS, and asked for...

Healthcare Roundup 31 August 2018

New health and social care secretary Matt Hancock spent a night shadowing staff from the London Ambulance Service and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and came away shocked by the state of the...

Healthcare Roundup 24 August 2018

With crunch talks looming this autumn, and Brexit just seven months away, the English media finally focused on what a no-deal, chaotic or hard departure from the European Union could mean for the NHS. The...

Healthcare Roundup 17 August 2018

Official figures confirmed that the NHS came under severe pressure during the heatwave, with A&E and other emergency attendances up, and performance on A&E targets down. NHS Digital told staff that it was embarking on...

Healthcare Roundup 10 August 2018

Primary care came under the spotlight this week, with the resignation of the NHS England director of primary care over comments made online around smaller practices. The RCGP also called for an extra £2.5bn a...

Healthcare Roundup 3 August 2018

With Parliament in recess and the holiday season underway, the Health Service Journal dug into one of the big stories to break before the break. The magazine asked experts how easy it would be to...

Healthcare Roundup 27 July 2018

Matt Hancock gave his first speech as health and social care secretary and said that his first three priorities were workforce, technology and prevention. In the speech at his local hospital in West Suffolk, he...

Healthcare Roundup 20 July 2018

The Office for Budget Responsibility warned that Theresa May’s promise of more cash for the NHS was likely to impact on the public finances, as NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens outlined his priorities for...

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...

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