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...

Healthcare Roundup 28 September 2018

Efficiency and procurement expert Lord Carter turned his attention to ambulance services, and argued that ageing fleets, slow take-up of technology, sickness and outmoded working practices are making it hard for them to respond to...

Healthcare Roundup 21 September 2018

As the first named storm of the year battered the north and Scotland, the government announced how it would be spending £145 million of additional winter funding. The money will go on 81 schemes to...

Healthcare Roundup 14 September 2018

NHS Improvement published its quarterly report on NHS performance, with worrying figures on NHS finance and staffing levels. The report indicated that the provider sector finished the first three months of the year £814 million...

Healthcare Roundup 7 September 2018

NHS England’s Health and Social Care Expo took place in Manchester. The commissioning board outlined the next steps on the development of what is now called the long-term plan for the NHS, and asked for...

Healthcare Roundup 31 August 2018

New health and social care secretary Matt Hancock spent a night shadowing staff from the London Ambulance Service and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and came away shocked by the state of the...

Healthcare Roundup 24 August 2018

With crunch talks looming this autumn, and Brexit just seven months away, the English media finally focused on what a no-deal, chaotic or hard departure from the European Union could mean for the NHS. The...

Healthcare Roundup 17 August 2018

Official figures confirmed that the NHS came under severe pressure during the heatwave, with A&E and other emergency attendances up, and performance on A&E targets down. NHS Digital told staff that it was embarking on...

Healthcare Roundup 10 August 2018

Primary care came under the spotlight this week, with the resignation of the NHS England director of primary care over comments made online around smaller practices. The RCGP also called for an extra £2.5bn a...

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