Healthcare Roundup 3 April 2020

As the UK death rate from Covid-19 rose over 500 per day, the NHS completed the Nightingale Hospital that it has been constructing at ExCel London, but the government came under sustained pressure over the...

Healthcare Roundup 27 March 2020

The Covid-19 crisis tightened, with prime minister Boris Johnson asking people living in the UK to “stay home” to “protect the NHS” and “save lives”. The NHS prepared for the critical weeks of the crisis...

Healthcare Roundup 20 March 2020

It has been another week of fast-moving developments in the novel coronavirus crisis. For the NHS, the key developments were an official letter setting out the ‘next steps’ for the service to take and the...

Healthcare Roundup 13 March 2020

There was a Budget, but not as we know it. New chancellor Rishi Sunak devoted the first half hour of his financial statement to the novel coronavirus and the steps the government is taking to...

Healthcare Roundup 6 March 2020

Coronavirus continued to spread across the world. The UK government took additional action but warned it was now in the “delay and flatten” phase of its response. The Digital Health Rewired show went ahead, with...

Healthcare Roundup 28 February 2020

Sir Michael Marmot revisited his landmark study of health inequality in England and found that after ten-years of austerity life expectancy has stalled while years spent in ill health have increased and so has inequality...

Healthcare Roundup 21 February 2020

The NHS staff survey was published, showing some improvements in morale but persistent problems with bullying, harassment abuse. With staffing in the news, many professional, social care and charity organisations criticised the government’s plans for...

Healthcare Roundup 14 February 2020

There was a cabinet reshuffle, as the Department for Health and Social Care responded to the latest developments to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. InterSystems announced it had added...

Healthcare Roundup 7 February 2020

The National Audit Office issued its eighth report on the financial sustainability of the NHS and concluded that it is not financially sustainable because there have been too many short-term fixes and not enough reform....

Healthcare Roundup 31 January 2020

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens launched a ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign to tackle air pollution and the climate crisis. Former health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt was elected as chair of...

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