Queen’s speech mentions social care and data protection

Healthcare Roundup 17 January 2019

The government introduced its NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill to Parliament. The bill enshrines existing NHS funding increases in law; but only in cash terms, and without any protection for inflation. Health and social...

Healthcare Roundup 10 January 2020

The working week started up again after the Christmas break, and health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said the government would spend £40 million to make it just a little bit nicer for NHS...

Healthcare Roundup 20 December 2019

Boris Johnson was back in Number 10 Downing Street. The returning prime minister didn’t hold a Cabinet reshuffle, so Matt Hancock was also back at the Department of Health and Social Care. In a speech...

Healthcare Roundup 13 December 2019

Britain went to the polls. The NHS and the use of its data remained campaign issues to the end, but NHS Providers complained that none of the main parties had been truly honest with the...

Healthcare Roundup 6 December 2019

US president Donald Trump was in town, reviving concerns that the NHS could be “on the table” in a post-Brexit trade-deal; and mass demonstrations from medics worried about privatisation. Winter arrived early, and with it...

Healthcare Roundup 29 November 2019

The Conservative Party was the last of the big parties to launch its manifesto for the 12 December general election. We have an exclusive analysis of all three major manifestos, focusing on what they have...

Healthcare Roundup 22 November 2019

The general election campaign continued, with the Liberal Democrats promising to raise an extra £7 billion a year for the NHS by putting a penny on income tax. Meanwhile, a leaked report suggested that Shrewsbury...

Healthcare Roundup 15 November 2019

The NHS published its “worst ever” performance against the four-hour A&E target, as the general election campaign continued, and winter arrived with snow falling on flood-hit parts of the north of England. The Labour Party...

Healthcare Roundup 8 November 2019

The general election campaign started in earnest, with the two main parties trading claims and promises about the NHS. In Scotland, additional funding was found for “winter pressures”; but Audit Scotland highlighted ongoing financial issues...

Healthcare Roundup 1 November 2019

Barely two weeks after Queen opened Parliament, prime minister Boris Johnson declared it had “run its course” because it had failed to deliver his latest plan for Brexit; and then secured a vote for a...

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