Healthcare Roundup 8 March 2019

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to a ten-year low, a think-tank study of the British Social Attitudes survey has revealed. However, the NHS has been putting together proposals for legislation to support the...

Healthcare Roundup 1 March 2019

The NHS Assembly came a step closer with the announcement of co-chairs. Reaction started to come in to the announcement of NHSX, as health and social care secretary Matt Hancock banned another ‘outdated’ technology –...

Healthcare Roundup 22 February 2019

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock pushed ahead with the creation of NHSX, a cross DHSC / NHS England and NHS Improvement body to lead on digital policy and some digital programmes. As he...

Healthcare Roundup 15 February 2019

The long-awaited Topol Review on the impact of technology on the NHS workforce was published. The controversial GP at Hand virtual GP service, which uses Babylon Health technology, was cleared to expand from London to...

Healthcare Roundup 8 February 2019

As Brexit drew ever closer, NHS England set up an ‘operational response centre’ to support trusts struggling in the event of a no-deal or hard exit from the EU. Meanwhile, the Department of Health and...

Healthcare Roundup 1 February 2019

As Parliament spent another exciting week debating the UK’s exit arrangements from the EU, NHS trusts started to reveal their no-deal or hard-Brexit plans. In board papers, Birmingham’s trust warned that medication shortages were likely...

Healthcare Roundup 25 January 2019

The government used a lull in the Brexit turmoil to issue action plans on some big topics; including antimicrobial resistance and suicide. The Health Service Journal surfaced a power struggle between the Department of Helath...

Healthcare Roundup 17 January 2019

As the government struggled, and failed, to get its plans for leaving the EU through the Commons, the NHS stepped up its planning for a no-deal or hard-Brexit. The Health Service Journal revealed that two...

Healthcare Roundup 11 January 2019

As Brexit continued to consume the government, the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan consumed the health service, think-tanks and the health and tech media. The plan, launched on Monday, outlined how the NHS...

Healthcare Roundup 4 January 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement published the policy and planning guidance that will direct the NHS over the coming year – or a slimmed down version of it, with further details and a long-term plan...

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