Healthcare Roundup 22 January 2021

The UK recorded its highest ever death toll from Covid-19; but cases fell and vaccination numbers rose. NHS England encouraged trusts to set up Covid virtual wards to speed up discharges, matching the successful Covid Oximetry @home scheme to...

Healthcare Roundup 15 January 2021

England passed more grim milestones as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take its toll on deaths and NHS capacity. But the Department of Health and Social Care managed to publish plans for a significant reform...

Healthcare Roundup 08 January 2021

2021 picked up where 2020 had left off, with a surge in Covid-19 cases, a third lockdown for the UK, stark warnings that London’s healthcare system could be overwhelmed, and increasingly frantic efforts to get...

Healthcare Roundup 23 December 2020

A special edition of the Healthcare Roundup, in which we look back over 2020 and assess what the events of the year have meant for the NHS, healthcare technology and its suppliers. As a tumultuous...

Healthcare Roundup 18 December 2020

As a tumultuous year drew to a close, the government defied calls to stop the relaxation of rules to control the spread of Covid-19 over Christmas; but said people should “think hard” before travelling or...

Healthcare Roundup 11 December 2020

The UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme got underway and attention turned back to Brexit. With just weeks before the ‘transition’ period ends, and a ‘no-deal’ or extremely ‘thin’ free trade deal on the cards, think-tanks warned...

Healthcare Roundup 04 December 2020

As plans for mass inoculation against Covid-19 got underway, England emerged from its second lockdown amid concerns about the introduction of a new set of tier-restrictions and the cost of suspending them over Christmas. The...

Healthcare Roundup 27 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the spending review that detailed funding for the NHS and social care next year, including specifics around health technology and a £3 billion fund to support NHS recovery. This week’s Healthcare...

Healthcare Roundup 20 November 2020

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee issued a report on healthcare technology that called for urgent action to avoid repeating the mistakes of NHS IT strategies past and to complete the digitisation of hospitals. We have...

Healthcare Roundup 13 November 2020

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee issued a report on healthcare technology that called for urgent action to avoid repeating the mistakes of NHS IT strategies past and to complete the digitisation of hospitals. We have an analysis of...

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