Healthcare Roundup 26 April 2019

April passed without a social care paper being published; missing the latest deadline to be floated by health and social care secretary Matt Hancock. The green paper, originally promised for summer 2017, is seen as...

Healthcare Roundup 18 April 2019

As the country broke up for the Easter break, the Commons public accounts committee issued a worried report about the financial sustainability of the health service; highlighting deteriorating local finances and the ongoing staffing crisis...

Healthcare Roundup 11 April 2019

As the latest Brexit deadline came and went, the Health Foundation published a report showing the scale of capital to revenue transfers in the cash-strapped NHS and the impact this is having on maintenance, investment...

Healthcare Roundup 5 April 2019

The NHS’ new financial year started with NHS England and NHS Improvement announcing that had “come together to act as a single organisation.” Scotland’s Conservative health spokesman suggested that hospitals should install sleep pods to...

Healthcare Roundup 29 March 2019

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock took a break from Brexit turmoil to give an interview to Conservative Home, in which he claimed the Conservatives were the original party of the NHS and the...

Healthcare Roundup 22 March 2019

As Brexit came ever closer, the Department of Health and Social Care moved to stop trusts disclosing their preparation plans. The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust published a paper on NHS staffing that warned...

Heathcare Roundup 15 March 2019

With all eyes on the latest Brexit chaos in Parliament, it was a quiet week in the NHS and health IT. Even so, a wrangle broke out over whether the NHS should abandon its headline...

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started to come in to the announcement of NHSX, as health and social care secretary Matt Hancock banned another ‘outdated’ technology –...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...

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