Healthcare Roundup 7 December 2018

As Brexit turmoil in the government reached fever pitch, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock took time away from the Commons to deliver a speech on leadership in the NHS. Although the speech was...

Healthcare Roundup 30 November 2018

Straws in the wind suggested that the days of many clinical commissioning groups might be numbered, as the NHS shifted towards a new regional structure and a consolidated plan for the introduction of integrated care...

Healthcare Roundup 23 November 2018

Prime minister Theresa May took time out from the Brexit negotiations to visit a health centre in London and announce that primary and community care’s share of the £20 billion a year NHS “birthday present”...

Healthcare Roundup 16 November 2018

Three think-tanks warned that staffing challenges may pose more of a challenge to health services in England than financial challenges. The NHS is short of 100,000 staff already, and that number could rise to 350,000...

Healthcare Roundup 9 November 2018

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock launched a prevention strategy that was immediately criticised for being overly focused on personal responsibility and for failing to address funding issues. Official figures showed that NHS performance...

Healthcare Roundup 2 November 2018

The Budget took place on Monday to avoid the horror and fright headlines that it might have attracted if it had taken place on its traditional Wednesday, which was Halloween. Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed the...

Healthcare Roundup 26 October 2018

Scotland’s auditor general warned that the NHS is not financially sustainable in its present form. In her annual review, Caroline Gardner warned that board were struggling to deliver efficiency savings, that targets were being missed,...

Healthcare Roundup 19 October 2018

With the Budget due at the end of October, and the long-term plan for the NHS due shortly after, local health economies have been told to gear-up for another round of ‘transitional’ and five-year plan...

Healthcare Roundup 12 October 2018

The Care Quality Commission published its annual State of Care report, warning that some people face ‘care injustice’ because their hospitals, community services and care homes are all poor; leaving them unable to access quality...

Healthcare Roundup 5 October 2018

The Conservative Party met in Birmingham, where leaders made big promises about cancer and genomics services, and health and social care secretary Matt Hancock found an additional £240 million for social care this winter. Away...

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