Healthcare Roundup

The Department of Health and Social Care announced that it had met prime minister Boris Johnson’s target of offering every adult in England a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine; but cases and hospitalisations are...

Healthcare roundup

It might be July, but winter is coming for the NHS. And a major report has warned that it could be a tough one, if Covid-19, flu and respiratory viruses hit at the same time. The...

Healthcare Roundup 09 July 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson promised to tear-up Covid-19 restrictions in England on 19 July, to the horror of many public health and medical experts, but cheering from sections of the press. His government also published...

Healthcare Roundup 02 July 2021

It was all change at the top of the Department of Health and Social Care as Matt Hancock was forced to resign after being caught in a “steamy clinch” with an aide in defiance of...

Healthcare Roundup 25 June 2021

The Department for Health and Social Care published the draft NHS digital strategy that NHSX has been drawing up. The strategy makes a big play for the idea that “data saves lives” and that it can...

Healthcare Roundup 18 June 2021

It was the NHS Confederation’s annual conference. The virtual event attracted keynote speeches from Matt Hancock, Sir Simon Stevens and new Confed chief executive Matthew Taylor and reflected on the challenges of the coming winter,...

Healthcare Roundup 11 June 2021

Covid-19 cases started to rise again, as a result of the spread of the Delta variant first sequenced in India. This put plans to lift all remaining control restrictions in England on 21 June in...

Healthcare Roundup 4 June 2021

It was a short week, thanks to a bank holiday Monday that many spent speculating on whether England’s remaining coronavirus restrictions would be lifted on 21 June. In our latest blog, Susan Venables, client services director at Highland...

Healthcare Roundup 28 May 2021

Former prime ministerial adviser Dominic Cummings gave explosive testimony to MPs about the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact on Whitehall is likely to be felt until the official public inquiry; the terms...

Healthcare Roundup 21 May 2021

The National Audit Office has published a detailed report on the government response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It says the disease exposed fault lines in society and public services that now need to be addressed....

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