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...

Healthcare Roundup 25 October 2019

Audit Scotland warned at the NHS in Scotland is not sustainable in its present form, and there needs to be a big push on the integration and reform agenda to change things. In England, think-tanks...

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...

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