Queen’s speech mentions social care and data protection

Healthcare Roundup 18 October 2019

Legislative moves to support the drive to integrated care were noted in the Queen’s Speech, but with an election likely, it may be some time before the government’s political agenda makes such legislation a reality....

Healthcare Roundup 11 October 2019

As autumn rains swept across the country, research confirmed that the NHS had an exceptionally busy summer and is poorly placed for winter. Health organisations organised events for World Mental Health Day, while Matthew Gould,...

Healthcare Roundup 4 October 2019

The Conservative Party held its annual conference in Manchester, with a headline pledge to build 40 new hospitals. Media outlets soon established that just six trusts will receive money in the next five years; another...

Healthcare Roundup 27 September 2019

In the hope that there will be politics after Brexit, NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the package of legislative measures that it would like the government to pass to support the NHS Long Term...

Healthcare Roundup 20 September 2019

NHS Digital published figures showing the ongoing increase in NHS activity, while there were further signs of strain in Wales and Scotland. Charities and councils tried again to draw attention to the worsening crisis in...

Healthcare Roundup 13 September 2019

The ongoing cost of the private finance initiative was laid bare by the Institute for Public Policy Research, while the government published a Public Health England report on prescribing for drugs used to treat anxiety,...

Healthcare Roundup 6 September 2019

Amid even more Brexit turmoil in Westminster, chancellor Sajid Javid delivered a mini budget that gave some funding certainty to the NHS for the coming year, even if it failed to address its underlying issues....

Healthcare Roundup 30 August 2019

The NHS was drawn into the escalating political drama around Brexit, as the government scrapped its planned comprehensive spending review in favour of a mini-budget and promised NHS legislation in the Queens Speech that will...

Healthcare Roundup 23 August 2019

NHS England announced measures to improve vaccine take-up after the World Health Organisation removed the UK’s ‘measles-free’ designation and floated the idea of making the NHS Health Check digital. The Health Tech Newspaper ran a...

Healthcare Roundup 16 August 2019

There were signs of strain on the NHS as two hospitals declared ‘black alerts’ because of pressure on their services. Black alerts are associated with ‘winter pressures’; but it’s August. The government’s habit of announcing...

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